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Oracle Taleo Enterprise Edition: Folder Permissions in OBI (Doc ID 2170885.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Taleo Platform Cloud Service - Reporting for OBI - Version 20D and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Document Purpose:

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


Important Information:

Modification of permissions through the Catalog screen in OBI is not supported for Taleo Enterprise Edition (TEE).

Specifications made through the permissions link in OBI can result in the following:

  • Folder Security set in Oracle BI Administration to be overridden
  • Once a role or catalog group is removed or deleted from permissions in OBI, it cannot be re-added
    • Taleo OBI is restricted from allowing users to add roles to any entity
  • After a tenant migration, any users added manually to the permissions may appear as an 'Unresolved Account', causing the folder to be inaccessible
    • Tenant migrations occur when a zone is updated to a new Service Pack (ie. 20D to 21A or 21D to 22A).
    • In order for a user to be recognized as an OBI User corresponding with the user account added to the permissions, that user must have access to OBI through user type permissions and have logged into OBI at least once
    • If the user account was updated to remove access to OBI or a tenant migration took place, OBI may not recognize the user account exists
  • 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
    • TEE roles are defined in a hierarchy where a BI Administrator role includes the BI Consumer and all of its privileges; setting No Access to the BI Consumer role would cause the BI Administrator role to lose access
    • 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 updates (tenant migrations).  For more information on this function, review the following document: How to Secure Folders in OBI



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