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Hello,

I have recently come to know that my prod portal is somehow showing all the folders to "Basic Users" even if the folder itself is hidden.
I am thinking that a special privilege has been set for The Basic User role. How do I find and fix this?

I am on 8.1.0.5 on Windows.

Thank You.

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Posts: 80 | Location: New York | Registered: February 04, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Look at the "Rules on this Resource".

Right click on the hidden folder then Security / "Rules on this Resource". This can be a starting point to figure where is the issue.

Otherwise from the Security Center look at your Group privileges and your Basic Users Roles.


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Hi nsk110483

There are no security permissions for any role including DomainBasicUser to override showing a hidden folder. In the security center there is a tab called Roles where you can edit the DomainBasicUser role and see all the permissions. Setting a folder to be hidden is independent of the security and is done by right mouse clicking on the folder and choosing show or hide. Double check that the folder is truly marked as hidden. If it is then I suggest opening a case as it is not behaving properly. I tested it on my 8.1.05M gen 325 system and it works there.


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Originally posted by MartinY:
Look at the "Rules on this Resource".

Right click on the hidden folder then Security / "Rules on this Resource". This can be a starting point to figure where is the issue.

Otherwise from the Security Center look at your Group privileges and your Basic Users Roles.


Hi Martin,

Thanks for your response, but I already know this and already gone through it but couldn't find anything specific for hidden folders.


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Originally posted by Chuck Wolff:
Hi nsk110483

There are no security permissions for any role including DomainBasicUser to override showing a hidden folder. In the security center there is a tab called Roles where you can edit the DomainBasicUser role and see all the permissions. Setting a folder to be hidden is independent of the security and is done by right mouse clicking on the folder and choosing show or hide. Double check that the folder is truly marked as hidden. If it is then I suggest opening a case as it is not behaving properly. I tested it on my 8.1.05M gen 325 system and it works there.


Hi Chuck,

Thank you for your response.
I have learnt a new thing that the hidden folder is independent of the security.

this is what I have

WebFOCUS Business Intelligence
Edition: WebFOCUS
Product Release: 8.1
Service Pack: 0.5
Build Version: branch8105m
Build/GEN Number: 68
Build/GEN Date: February 26, 2016 2:33:59 AM EST
Application Server: Apache Tomcat/7.0.33


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Hi nsk110483

That is an older gen of 8.1.05M not sure if you can upgrade but it may be worth a try. The upgrade does not change any configuration items it just updates the binaries.


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What was your solution? I am in 82 and we are having the same issue...all users can see hidden folders/content...


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