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11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
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Assigning Permissions

Permissions determine who can access folders, BI Publisher objects, or other catalog objects. The permissions that you can assign vary depending on the type of object with which you are working. To change permissions, you must have been granted the Change Permission privilege.


To access an object in the catalog, users must have appropriate ACL (Access Control List) entries for that object. All objects in the catalog except for alerts use ACL entries. See "Working with Objects in Catalog Manager" in System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition for information on ACL entries.

Use the following procedure to assign permissions to an object. For more information about permissions, see "Permission Definitions," "Permissions Available by Object Type," and "Recommendations for Setting Permissions."

To assign permissions to an object:

  1. In the global header, click Catalog. The "Catalog page" is displayed.

  2. Search for the object to which you want to assign permissions. For more information about searching, see "Searching for Objects in the Catalog."

  3. Go to the "Catalog area" and locate an object or folder.

  4. Select More and then Permissions, or go to the "Tasks pane" and click Permissions. The "Permissions dialog" is displayed.

  5. Click the Add users/roles button to access the "Add Application Roles, Catalog Groups, and Users dialog" to add any required accounts.

  6. In the Permissions dialog, click the Permissions list to select permissions. Most of the items that are displayed in the list are parent permissions and contain several child permissions. To build a specific list of permissions, click Custom. The "Custom Permissions dialog" is displayed.

  7. Specify how the permissions are to be applied using these options: Apply permissions to sub-folders, Apply permissions to items within a folder, or Apply permissions to all descendants.

  8. In the Replace Options list, specify how the entries in the Access Control List (ACL) are to be replaced for the object and also for its children (but only if one or more of these options are selected): Apply permissions to sub-folders, Apply permissions to items within a folder, or Apply permissions to all descendants).

    If you select either Replace Listed Accounts or Remove Listed Accounts, then make sure that you also remove from the list in the Permissions area the entries that you do not want changed.

  9. Click OK.