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Status Future consideration
Workspace Spectrum LSF
Components Reporting/Explorer
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 15, 2022

Extend Role-based access control to data columns

We are facing the need to limit access to certain data columns/fields in LSF Explorer for certain roles.

In our environment a few different teams will make use of the reporting capabilities of LSF Explorer in different scopes. Nevertheless, LSF Explorer is storing sensitive data (e.g. usernames) which are under special attention by local working and privacy laws and agreements in different countries. Hence we have to restrict access to certain sensitive fields to very few persons.


The idea is to do this using several roles (as we are already doing) and to extend the RBAC-mapping with more granularity. So instead of only applying permissions like "report creator" or "report viewer" to roles we would propose to add all data fields to the RBAC settings page to limit or control the data usable for viewing and editing reports.

For the future we can also think of potential use cases to limit access for different users to different reporting capabilities, so this idea is not only limited to user data but to all data fields.


As this is a technical requirement for bringing LSF Explorer in production in a compliant way, there is a huge need and urgency for having this feature implemented.


Please come back for any additional questions or doubts.


Thanks for supporting/considering this RFE as it will support us on using LSF Explorer with our use-cases in a legally compliant way.

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  • Admin
    Bill McMillan
    Apr 13, 2022

    Unfortunately this is not something that is in the near term roadmap. This could be potentially addressed by engaging IBM Lab Services