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Removed "modify the rights" for Everyone Group cannot be undone!?

Dear All,

I have accidentally misconfigured the group rights in CMC (BO 4.0) in a way that cannot be undone:

In CMC, for application WebIntelligence, I have modified the user security for goup Everyone.

In the advanced security settings I have explicitly removed (forbidden) the following rights:

- Securely modify rights users have to objects.

- Modify the rights users have to this object

- Edit this object

No the dramtic effect of this setting is, that even administrators can't reset this! All options to change any access settings for application Web Intelligence are greyed out!

My assumption is, that this is because in any combination of rights (coming from different groups of a user) for the same object (here: application Web Intelligence) always the most restrictive setting "wins". At least I have read something like that.

Now I'm desperately looking for any way to undo the above mentioned settings. And preferrably without re-installing the whole system...

Maybe there is a workaround such as resetting the whole Everyone group?

Any help is highly appreciated!

Thank you in advance


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    Posted on Jun 08, 2012 at 05:02 PM

    Hi Jan,

    I tested this on my side, and while members of the administrator group are prevented from modifying the settings - the actual "Administrator" user is not. In my tests, I found two options:

    1. Log in as Administrator, go to Applications -> Web Intelligence -> User Security, and click the "Reset Security Settings" button underneath.

    2. Log in as Administrator, go to Applications -> Web Intelligence -> User Security, click on the Everyone Group, select "Assign Security" -> Advanced -> Add/Remove Rights, and then just set the rights back to inherited or explicity granted.

    I tested this on a BI4 SP2 Patch 14 system.



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