Security in a multiple Site, Entity, and Domain environment
Posted on: December 21, 2008 | By: SuperUser Account | QAD Business Process
The securing of this data was handled through a combination of Menu Security, Site Security, Entity Security, and customization. An analysis of QAD menus that would be used by each business unit was done and they were divided into the following categories:
- Programs that were only used at Corporate.
- Programs that already used Site or Entity Security.
- Programs that used Site or Entity in the selection criteria but did not invoke Security.
- Programs that do not include Site or Entity in the selection criteria.
Programs that were only used at Corporate were simply secured from the Retail users using QAD Menu Security.
Programs that already use Site or Entity Security will simply be secured by implementing this functionality.
The remainder of the programs required some degree of modification. The first step was a simple modification to a standard QAD program that is used in all reports and inquiries to enable site and entity security. Then the programs that use Site or Entity in the selection criteria but did not invoke security would now do so. Programs that did not include Site or Entity in the selection criteria were modified to include these fields in the selection and with the modification they would now use Site or Entity security.
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