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[SOLVED] Access the Groups and Subgroup names for the Current logged in User

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September 19, 2018, 07:56 AM
Rajesh Singh Negi
[SOLVED] Access the Groups and Subgroup names for the Current logged in User
Hi All.
I need to get the group and subgroup names for the currently logged in user.

Currently i am using &IBIMR_memberof to get the groups and usergroups.

When i run -
-TYPE &IBIMR_memberof
in my domain then this variables gives me the corresponding names of the groups and sub groups.

But when i run the same fex in my edaserver it prompts me the parameter value for &IBIMR_memberof variable.

I have set the value in the Client Custom setting.
IBIMR_memberof(pass)

Not sure why this is not working in the Edaserver?
How we can get the Groups information for the currently logged in user in Edaserver?

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September 19, 2018, 05:48 PM
Waz
Hi Rajesh,

Welcome to the forum.

Are you executing the code directly on the reporting server ?

IF so, then this is the issue, as the &IBIMR_memberof variable is created via the web client and passed to the reporting server.


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September 20, 2018, 05:32 AM
Rajesh Singh Negi
Hi Waz,

Basicallly i need to apply the DBA security.
after creating mdf profile and doing all the stuff required for it and then i run my master file ideally it should filter the data but when i do that i am getting error where i have used &IBIMR_memberof variable.
So i guess the server is not recognising the variable. Also i have passed the users and the groups from client to the erver in administrative console settings.


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September 20, 2018, 04:58 PM
Waz
Whats the error ?
Can you post the Master and MFD Profile ?


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September 24, 2018, 04:23 PM
TobyMills
Hi Raj

In general, it sounds like you want to rely on how a Users's Security is set up in the Client (via Security center groups).

The catch is that if you're running straight off the WF Reporting Server, it doesn't know much of anything about the client Security setup. It only knows how the security is set up on the WFRS (WebFOCUS Reporting Server). You can create users and groups on the WFRS to function sort of like what you see over in the Security Center of the client.

You're not really stuck if you're using External Security (like Active Directory for example) to know what Groups a person belongs to. If you use AD on the Client side and "MAP" an external Group to a WF Group, you can use that same concept on the WFRS directly. It's a little extra work.

Let me ask a question though. Are you really going to let users run directly from the WFRS (as we used to do with "self service" applications pretty often)?

If you're always going to come from the client, or new enough report caster, the client variables &FOCSECUSER and &FOCSECGROUP are something you could use.

My guess is that you're using site.wfs on the client to populate the missing value you're seeing on the WFRS.

There's an older paper that is really geared toward making Software as a Service applications and how you'd handle security there, but it talks about the relationship between the Client Security Center and the WFRS groups / users. Might be worth a look:

Creating Access Control Templates to Support Domain-Specific Application Directories

I used to be pretty good at that stuff.

Hope that helps a little. If you can make the user come in using the WF Client instead of going straight to the WFRS, that might be your fasted route.

Toby Mills, CISSP
September 26, 2018, 09:19 AM
Rajesh Singh Negi
Hi Toby and Waz yes i got the solution to my problem instead of using &IBIMR_Memberof i am using &FOCSECGROUP.
Thanks Guys. Smiler


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September 26, 2018, 05:04 PM
Waz
BTW, with &FOCSECUSER and &FOCSECGROUP, there is also &FOCSECGROUPS, than contains all the groups the user belongs to.


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September 27, 2018, 03:00 AM
Rajesh Singh Negi
Yes Waz but as per my logic &FOCSECGROUP worked for me..


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September 28, 2018, 04:08 PM
RaviD
Waz,

I am trying to use same variables, but I did not see coming through? Do I need to setup anything in the environment to get those variables?


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October 01, 2018, 05:13 PM
Waz
Did you try -TYPEing the variables ?

May be related to your setup.

Does &IBIMR_memberof or &IBIMR_user work ?


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October 22, 2018, 09:20 AM
Rajesh Singh Negi
RaviD no you dont need to setup anything on the environment variables.


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