Security Roles

Security roles are basically a collection of individual permissions and define the level of access for users and groups and functions they can perform. The permissions structure enables you to specify the precise level of access for the security role, and to the individual views, dimensions, and user actions. Licensed users are put in groups, which are then assigned to a security role. When user access provided by a security role is combined with the potential access granted by the license, the net result is the most restrictive level of access.

When security roles and licenses are combined, the result is restrictive. However, users and groups can belong to more than one security role. In this case, the user access from each security role is cumulative, but only to the extent provided by the license.