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Granting Data Access rights to Data Connections in .NET

Granting Data Access rights to Data Connections in .NET

(OP)
Has anyone tried to grant "Data Access" rights on a Data Connection to an ObjectPrincipal using the .NET SDK?

ObjectPrincial.Rights has 3 methods: Add, AddCustom, AddSystem of which none seem to be documented as to assign the Data Access rights.

Can anyone help please?

Thanks

RE: Granting Data Access rights to Data Connections in .NET

(OP)
I managed to add the Data Access right using the AddCustomRight method

ObjectPrincipal.Rights.AddCustomRight(21495815, "MetaData.DataConnection")

I do not know if 21495815 is system specific but identified it having looked at known ObjectPrincipals who had the right set. All this seems to be undocumented within the SDK.

RE: Granting Data Access rights to Data Connections in .NET

What version of BO and the SDK are you using? If it's 3.1 or older, this is probably the only way to do this. If it's 4.x, your best bet is to create a custom access level that includes this right. Then do the following:

1. Use InfoObject.SecurityInfo2.ExplicitPrincipals to get the ExplicitPrincipal (old "ObjectPrincipal")
2. Add the ID for the custom access level to the ExplicitPrincipal.Roles property.

In general, it is best practice in BO security to use access levels instead of explicit rights. And the available rights may change from version to version of BO.

-Dell

DecisionFirst Technologies - Seven-time SAP BusinessObjects Solution Partner of the Year
www.decisionfirst.com

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