Once you have created some user accounts, you need to give those users permission to access datasets. Typically, you will find it easiest to manage permissions by adding users to groups and then giving those groups the appropriate permissions, rather than trying to manage permissions on a per-user basis.
You can apply permissions to any item in the catalogue, including whole datasets, folders and individual fields or value sets. For more information about applying permissions at the field level, see Configure Field Level Security.
To configure permissions, use the following command:
The ID of the dataset or folder you are applying the permission to.
(Optional): the ID of an item within the dataset to apply security to. If you omit this, the permission is applied to the whole dataset.
The item can be a field, summation option, value, or value set (see these instructions for more information about configuring Field Level Security).
The user or group this setting applies to.
The permission to apply:
See below for more details about the four user permissions.
For example, the following code gives the user jsmith read access to the entire Retail Banking dataset (ID: bank):
There are two main ways to check the current permissions:
You can check what permissions a user or group have for a particular catalogue item using the following command:
You can check which users and groups have permissions set for any item in the catalogue (such as a dataset, table, folder, record group, etc) using the following command:
Read and Write Permissions
There are four types of permission you can assign to users: read, write, readpermissions and writepermissions.
Standard users should only be given the read permission. This allows the user to access the dataset for cross tabulation using one of the SuperSTAR clients.
The other three permission levels are intended for administrator users only:
- Users with write access to the dataset can amend the dataset settings in the SuperADMIN console (for example, they can change the dataset display name).
- Users with readpermission access to the dataset can use SuperADMIN to see what permissions other users have.
- Users with writepermission access to the dataset can use SuperADMIN to change user permissions on the dataset.