Summary of Power User Security changes

The tables below highlight Power User Capability changes from 5.1. to 5.2

Data Sources

Power User Capabilities 5.1 5.2
Create a new Data Source
x
Grant another Power User ability to use or Edit the created Data Source from the Data Source Editor
x
Grant a Group's Power Users the ability to use or edit the created Data Source on the Group Editor
x

Groups

Power User Capabilities 5.1 5.2
Create a new Group
x
Add members to Group from Group Editor (never accesses User Editor)
x
Grant approved Privileges to Group; i.e., An Admin has enabled a Privilege for the instance and granted Power Users ability to assign to Groups
x
Grant Permissions to a Group when has Edit Access to these objects:  Dimensions, Dimension Values, Datasets, User Maps x x
Grant Permissions to a Group when has Edit Access to these objects:   Categories, Elements, Data Sources
  x
Edit Groups that Power User Created or to which Power User granted Edit access
  x

Categories

Power User Capabilities 5.1 5.2
Create a new Category x x
Manage View or Edit access for Category content (at User or Group level)
x
Assign/Revoke edit access to other Power Users for a Category from the Category Editor
x

Elements

Power User Capability 5.1 5.2
Create a new Element (Metric, Multi-Metric, Report, External Report, Ext. Content) x x
Manage View or Edit access to a created element (at User or Group level)
x
Assign/Revoke edit access to other Power Users for an Element from the Element Editor
x

Dimensions

Power User Capability 5.1 5.2
Create a new Dimension x x
Manage view access to a created Dimension (at User or Group level) x x
Assign/Revoke edit access to other Power Users for the Dimension from the Dimension Editor x x


Extend Power User's Privileges to Grant Edit/View Access to All Groups/Users

Power User Capability 5.1 5.2
Power users without "Grant to All" Privilege

Grant Dimension View or Edit Access to Groups of which Power User is a Member and Users within those Groups x x
Grant Dataset/User Map View or Edit Access to Groups of which Power User is a Member and Users within those Groups x x
Grant Data Source Use or Edit Access to Groups of which Power User is a Member and Power Users within those Groups
x
Grant Category content View or Edit Access to Groups of which Power User is a Member and Users within those Groups
x
Power users with "Grant to All" Privilege

Grant Dimension View or Edit Access to all Groups and Users x x
Grant Dataset/User Map View or Edit Access to all Groups and Users within those Groups x x
Grant Data Source use or Edit Access to all Groups and Power Users within those Groups
x
Grant Category content View or Edit Access to all Groups and Users within those Groups
x

Underlying rules:

  • Power User can only grant View or Edit access to objects to which Power User has Edit Access.
  • Regular Users never receive Edit Access; only View Access to Dimensions, Dimension Values, Datasets/User Maps, and Category content.
  • Regular Users cannot use or Edit Data Sources.

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