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OTAC/TEE: Folder Permissions in OBI (Doc ID 2170885.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 28, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Taleo Platform Cloud Service - Reporting for OBI - Version 17.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Document Purpose:

This document provides information regarding the configuration of permissions through the Catalog screen in Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI).

  • Permissions can be applied to any content in the catalog including agents, analyses (reports), dashboards, folders, saved filters, etc.



Modification of permissions through the Catalog screen is not supported by Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud.


Specifications through the permissions link in OBIEE can override Folder Security in Oracle BI Administration

Roles and Catalog groups are restricted for Oracle Taleo users and so once a role or catalog group is removed or deleted from the permissions in OBIEE, it cannot be re-added

  • The folder would have to be recreated to restore the default permissions


Oracle Taleo requires authentication of all users through SmartOrg Administration and therefore an OBI user added through OBIEE permissions may appear as an "unknown account" after an upgrade to a new OBI tenant

If a Role is set to "No Access" on a folder, this has the potential to restrict the folder for all users -- including System Administrators

  • OTAC roles are defined in a hierarchy, so setting "No Access" for a BI Consumer role will affect a BI Administrator because the BI Administrator includes the BI Consumer role
  • If a BI Administrator is restricted from a folder, this prevents Oracle Global Administrators from being able to re-enable agents post-update


The supported process for securing content in Oracle Business Intelligence is by using the Folder Security feature in Configuration > Reporting and Analytics Administration > Oracle BI Administration as this method will be unaffected by upgrades.  Refer to How To: Secure Folders in OBI for more information on this feature.



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