OBIEE SECURITY :
In my previous articles, I have explained with example regarding the RPD development basics as well as Errors in RPD. In this article, I will try to explain tasks of administrator in OBIEE. The administrators needs to do lot of tasks from OBIEE side just like a database administrator. Most of the admin tasks will be done by using Fusion middleware controller or you can call it as Enterprise Manager. In different versions the different administrator tasks will be done. In OBIEE 10g, most of OBIEE administration tasks were mostly performed either through the Administration tool, the web-based Presentation Server administration screen, or through editing files in the filesystem.There should be lot of administrator tasks like doing patching, create different OBIEE users, giving access to the OBIEE users.The OBIEE Security is very important working with OBIEE.
Creating Users and Groups in OBIEE:
OBIEE users has been created in Administrator console in OBIEE 11 G as well as OBIEE 12 C. The main task of OBIEE administrator is create users. The administrator’s needs to create user-using admin console. It is very easy and quick way to create OBIEE users. A user is mainly for identification purposes and they can have security roles directly associated with them. Users can also be imported from Active Directory LDAP, which can make services such as “Single Sign On” possible. Each user is organized into group, which is called as OBIEE Usergroups.Each user group have different level of OBIEE access, which is used to control security and access to different functions and different modules. This kind of method is used when there are large number of users. Following are different steps to create users:
Check whether the WebLogic Server is up and Running:
In following path user will get script named startManagedWebLogic.sh. User needs to run that script to launch the WebLogic server.
Access Administration console. In addition, log in with administrator console.
Note: The default port configured for this is 7001 but can be configured differently during installation.
Here the port is configured as 9500.
Step 3: Security Realms option
Once you log in with the WebLogic server user will see the Domain structure at left side. User will see the Security Realms option at left side or the bottom of the page. In following screenshot, I showed the Security Realms option.
Go to Myrealms option to create new users and user groups.
Take a look on already created Users and its groups.
Click ->myrealm -> Users and Groups
Click on new option to create new user. Fill the required details as shown in following screenshot. Then click on OK to create a user. The password validations are handled in console of OBIEE.
Step 7: Assign groups to newly created user.
We need to assign user groups to newly created user.
Click on newly created user from user list:
Go to Groups tab, assign the group to the user, and click on SAVE button.
Administrator can change the password of any user using the change password tab.
Step 8: Create new group to assigned user.
When user wants to create new group then go to Groups tab in Users and Groups.
Then click on to that user and select membership for the same.
Using above steps OBIEE Users and User groups is created. Now let us take another example of creation of users with assigning two different groups.
Creating users and assigning the groups to the users are very important tasks of OBIEE admin. The groups are assigned to the roles, which are mentioned in Enterprise manager software. After creating the user check, whether user is able to log in or not with OBIEE Analytics.
Analytics path :
After log in user, will able to see following screen.