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David Benes
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Pinned topic Access for users in group only to specific collection

‏2013-05-22T11:56:58Z |

Hi,

we have several collections in ICAwES 3.0.0.2 and we need to allow only specific users to access just specific collections.
Application level security is enabled, LDAP configured, I am able to log in, but the requirement is to control which collections I am able to see.

For example, users in group1 should see collection1, users in group2 collection2 and users in group3 both collection1 and collection2.

There is something like that in Administration console in Security with combination of application association and application user privileges. But in the application user privileges if I switch from user to group, the Application ID part of the dialog is hidden, so I'm unable to control the access per group, only per user.

Am I missing something?

 

Thanks
David

  • Caroline_Burgess
    Caroline_Burgess
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    Re: Access for users in group only to specific collection

    ‏2013-06-14T20:54:15Z  in response to David Benes

    Hi David,

    I have installed ICAwES 3.0.0.2, enabled application security, configured LDAP etc. and I see your point.

    I will contact ICA development and ask if/how this can be done, and get back to you as soon as I can.

     

    Regards,

    Caroline Burgess

    IBM Content Analytics QA

    • Caroline_Burgess
      Caroline_Burgess
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      Re: Access for users in group only to specific collection

      ‏2013-06-18T15:17:23Z  in response to Caroline_Burgess

      Hi David,

      I have raised your issue with the ICA development team. Unfortunately, controlling access to collections per user group is not supported with ICA out of the box at present.

      Development have suggested that WebSphere Application Server (WAS) allows customers to set up similar capability.

      The procedure is introduced here:

      http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21626364

      Let me know if this helps, or if you would like me to log a new feature request to cover this for future ICA releases? (I am not sure from your post if you are using WAS or Jetty).

      Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee a new feature request will be approved. This would be dependent on complexity, demand and priority in comparison to other new feature requests.

       

      Regards,

      Caroline Burgess

      IBM Content Analytics QA

       

       

       

       

      • David Benes
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        Re: Access for users in group only to specific collection

        ‏2013-06-21T15:47:56Z  in response to Caroline_Burgess

        Hi Caroline,

        thank you very much for your response.

        We are using ICA with Jetty. I understand, that it is not currently supported out of the box, but what should be customized to add this support?

        By the way the link is not so helpful even in case of using WAS because it describes how to define just users, not groups.

        Please be so kind and submit that as new feature request.

         

        Best regards
        David

        • Caroline_Burgess
          Caroline_Burgess
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          Re: Access for users in group only to specific collection

          ‏2013-06-27T14:24:55Z  in response to David Benes

          Hi David,

          I will submit a new feature request and will let you know the outcome of this request in due course.

           

          Regards,

          Caroline Burgess

          IBM Content Analytics QA

          • Caroline_Burgess
            Caroline_Burgess
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            Re: Access for users in group only to specific collection

            ‏2013-08-14T19:13:05Z  in response to Caroline_Burgess

            Hi David,

            Just to let you know that you have not been forgotten. Initial feedback for this new feature request has been quite positive.

            I will be in touch as soon as I know more.

            Regards,

            Caroline Burgess

            IBM Content Analytics QA

            • David Benes
              David Benes
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              Re: Access for users in group only to specific collection

              ‏2013-08-15T11:57:16Z  in response to Caroline_Burgess

              Hi Caroline,

              thank you very much for that information.
              Hope, that the initial positive feedback will last long enough :)

              Best regards
              David