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Temporary Project Access Restriction - Security Architecture Question

Temporary Project Access Restriction - Security Architecture Question

Temporary Project Access Restriction - Security Architecture Question

(OP)
I was wondering if anyone has had to implement a temporary
restriction to a particular project from users. For example, when you
need to bring down one project for maintenance, but want to leave the
rest of the projects accessible to users. Is there a best practice
for this? Is there any special security architecture that you
configure to be able to do something like this?

We currently have user groups that are set up based upon the users'
set of privileges available, not necessarily the projects that they
have access to. Should user groups be based on project access and/or
privileges? And what do you do if a user falls into multiple groups?

We are currently on 7.1.2 (but upgrading shortly to 7i, in case that
makes a difference).

RE: Temporary Project Access Restriction - Security Architecture Question

One thing you can do is to just idle the projects that users shouldn't be able to access. This will only make that one project unavailable and leave the other ones up.

RE: Temporary Project Access Restriction - Security Architecture Question

in 7i, you can specify the privileges per project per user/user group.  SO in theory, you should be able to temporarily disable project access per user group.

I would suggest writing a scheduled script to do this using Command Manager instead of manual changes.  It's easy to forget something like that and then have the users yelling at you...

good luck

RE: Temporary Project Access Restriction - Security Architecture Question

(OP)
reisw, I'm not sure what you mean by idle a project. Can you clarify how you do this step in Microstrategy?

RE: Temporary Project Access Restriction - Security Architecture Question

Sure. Under the administration section of intelligence server click on the project monitor. Your actively loaded projects will appear on the left hand side of the screen. Just right click and select idle/resume. You can also automate this by using an executable that can be found on Microstrategy's support website.

RE: Temporary Project Access Restriction - Security Architecture Question

DebbieKat,
I suggest modifying the privileges of the user`s group you wish to disable the project.
To do so, follow the instructions:
In the Microstrategy Desktop, go to "user manager", then right-click and edit the user group you want to disable the project.
Choose "Project Access" and change the security role to empty option.

Finally, you must stop and start the Intelligence Server to make the changes available.

Any doubt, contact me on inst msg cogubr@hotmail.com

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