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Status Not under consideration
Workspace OpenPages Ideas
Components Platform Features
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 8, 2020

Granting Navigational Access instead of full Read access to Business Entities above Security Context Point

Consider the below Business Entity hierarchy:

Level 0 BE -> Level 1 BE -> Level 2 BE -> Level 3 BE

If a users security context point is /Level 0 BE/Level 1 BE/Level 2 BE/Level 3 BE, then the user can still access the details of all the top level Business Entities in the primary parent path of 'Level 3 BE'. Instead of granting full READ access to the Parent BEs, wouldn't it be better to just provide Navigational access where you can navigate from Level 0 BE to Level 3 BE but the user cannot view details of Level 0 BE through Level 2 BE.

Yes, we can apply Field Level Security Rules, but just granting navigational access would be a much cleaner approach as there is a maintenance involved (to the rules) when new fields are added.

  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren
    Sep 29, 2020

    Thank you again for submitting this Idea!

    IBM has considered the request. While we understand the request, it is unlikely to be addressed in the next 18 months. If this request receives continued customer interest, it may be resubmitted for consideration after 18 months from the submit date.

  • Admin
    JOHN Lundgren
    Jun 9, 2020

    Thank you for submitting this Idea!

    The IBM team is evaluating this enhancement request. A decision or request for more information will be provided within 90 days.