How to Create Users & Permissions using Cognos Administration

Cognos Administration allows administrators to create users and set user access level permissions to folder or to a report. You can create permissions to the fellow members if you have the administration access to the cognos administration panel.

The following is the step by step tutorial that helps you in creating a user and also give permissions to that user using cognos administration panel.

  • Now right click on the right top most corner where you have a drop down menu for the different studios. You can click on the launch button and select the administration panel as seen in the below picture.
  • Now after clicking on that you will be navigated to a window where you have 3 tabs for status, security and configuration. In the configuration window, you can select the installation folder you have used to install and go into it.
  • Now you can view different users with different permissions. You can select any existing user here or you can add a new user to this list and give them the permissions.
  • In this example I have selected the option for  the new user and the options for the corresponding is given in the next window as seen in the picture as shown.
  • You can also select a new group to select from them and the corresponding window as seen.
  • After selecting the user or adding the user you can give some permissions depending upon the requirements.  You will given with a window Where you have permissions tab as one among the three.
  • Now, select the options you would like to grant the permissions to that individual or to that group. You can give read, write, execute, set policy, Traverse option.
  • Once the permissions are given, you are done with giving the permissions to the user. Now log out of the main account and see if the demo id you using for testing works fine or not.
That's it, you are now a cognos administrator and you can give the permissions to the users you want. But be careful while judging who should be given with what level of access.



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