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Thread: Use PME for BI Security?

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    Exclamation Use PME for BI Security?


    I'm new to Pentaho and am scoping a pet project of mine. I was wondering if I can use Pentaho Metadata Editor to implement security on different data sources (tables/columns) to different users/roles or not in the Pentaho BA 5 CE.

    This link ( says `WARNING: Row Level Security is only in effect at the Model level. Any data constraints defined below the Model Level, such in a Business Table or Business Column, is ignored and not used`. My understanding of that note is that the PME can't be used to actually restrict Users/Roles in practice. Could someone please explain what that note means?

    Is there possibly another way I can implement security on Pentaho BA?

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    Hi dmukherji,

    I hope you could solve this problem and could understand how efficiently you can use Model level security.

    Nowadays I changed my style and found out roles defined in PAC and dedicated to different users and I satarted to use Global Constarints.
    IN("Admin"; ROLES())

    In my real tables there are columns where i store access roles like for reach a department need its code.

    I used also usernames in other tables where and i could user also =USER() checking.


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