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Business Objects - SDW - Security

This article explains security restrictions within the Student Data Warehouse.

This article explains security restrictions within the Student Data Warehouse.

Responsibility and Confidentiality

The Student Data Warehouse (SDW) contains confidential and sensitive Student and University data. In order to use its data, you must have proper authorization. Your authorization means that you have the authority to use the data and the responsibility to share stewardship of the data with the other users of the collection. You should also understand the requirements for compliance with FERPA, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, which directs how and to whom access to confidential student data is allowed.

Once authorized, you can access the data that you need to do your job. All authorized users are cautioned, however, that they are entrusted to use the data they retrieve from the SDW with care. Confidential data should not be released to others except for those with a legitimate need to know.

Alert: Please remember that you should never share Business Objects Documents with other users with the data intact. Send the query without the data.

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Querying Data with Security Restrictions

If you execute a query requesting data that you are not authorized to access, you may get incomplete results because the data you are not allowed to access will be missing.

Note: If your authorization is limited to a specific set of data, be sure when querying the data that you include conditions that let you enter your security restrictions. For example, if you are only authorized to access data for a particular department, add the predefined condition for Department so you can enter your department number when the data provider is refreshed. This will document why the query gets the results it does and will also help your query run faster. Make sure you include the query parameters in your headers.

See Also

Business Objects - Launch Pad - Send a Report to Another User's Inbox

Keywords:BO, secure   Doc ID:19620
Owner:Jonel D.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-08-07 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-05-01 15:18 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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