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Introduction to SSAS Security in Analysis Services

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by Ravindra Savaram
Last modified: January 1st 2017

SSAS Security

  • SSAS BIDS level it supports ‘role-based’ security
  • User (or) group assigns to a Role, each role contains set of responsibilities. (objects privileges – access, Read, write)

Eg:-     VINAY/DWTH                                                    ——– user/Group

Tester                                                                 ——-  Role

Functional testing writing test                  ——- Responsibilities
Cases etc…..
Eg:- Creating two roles (developer_SSAS, Tester –SSA with different objects and different privilege and observing the result.

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1. Solution Explore → Roles → Roles → RC → New Role →
Role name:         Developer _Role_SSAS
Role Description: Developers has full  privileges

  • Full Control (Administrator) Membership

Add  → CLICK → Enter the object names to select → VINAY → CHECK NAMES → OK
In ss 2005, even we select full control, we can edit objects and its security. That means the tabs (data sources, cubes ___) enabled for operations.
IN 2008, full control option disables remaining tabs.

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2.  Role → New Role → General
Role Name: Tester __ Role__ SSAS

Role Description: No privileges to Lester (or)

Process database limited privileges membership
Add  → Madhu → check names → Data sources
DS_Text tiles 1                  Read
DS_Texttiles 2                   None
Textiles –Cube Read Drill through

4.  Click Change user icon → roles → Developer—role—SSAS & See the result
5.  Roles → select → tester_role_SSAS and observe


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Ravindra Savaram is a Content Lead at Mindmajix.com. His passion lies in writing articles on the most popular IT platforms including Machine learning, DevOps, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, RPA, Deep Learning, and so on. You can stay up to date on all these technologies by following him on LinkedIn and Twitter.