Default permissions based on licenses

In IBM® Cognos® Analytics, the licence counter in Manage > Licences is driven by the capabilities that are granted to a user, group or role.

Note: If you make changes to the default permissions, a user can move up to a different licence than the one that they were granted by default.

For information about how to restrict users based on their licence roles, see How do you restrict users based on their License Roles in Cognos Analytics (version 11.0.7 +).

The following table maps the capabilities that are granted for each license. Capabilities are divided into secured features. The letter X indicates that a permission is granted for a specific secured feature. Capabilities marked as Not Applicable count as an Information Distribution Licence.

Table 1. Cognos Analytics 11.0 capabilities by license roles

Capability

Secured feature

Information Distribution

Analytics User

Analytics Explorer

Analytics Administrator

Comments

Adaptive Analytics

 

X

X

X

X Not applicable

Administration

   

X

X

X

 
  Adaptive Analytics Administration

 

X Not Applicable
  Administration tasks      

X

 
  Configure and manage the system      

X

 
  Controller Administration

 

X You need a separate IBM Controller Licence
  Data Source Connections  

X

X

X

 
  Distribution Lists and Contacts      

X

 
  Metric Studio Administration      

X

You need a separate Metrics Licence
  Mobile Administration      

X

 
  Planning Administration

 

X You need a separate IBM Planning Contributor Licence
  PowerPlay Servers  

X

You need a separate PowerPlay license
  Printers      

X

 
  Query Service Administration      

X

 
  Run Activities and Schedules      

X

 
  Set Capabilities and Manage UI Profiles      

X

 
  Styles and Portlets      

X

 
  Users, Groups, and Roles      

X

 
Analysis Studio    

X

X

X

 
Cognos Insight  

X

X

X

Not Applicable
Cognos Viewer  

X

X

X

X

 
  Context Menu

X

X

X

X

 
  Run with Options  

X

X

X

 
  Selection

X

X

X

X

 
  Toolbar

X

X

X

X

 
Collaborate   X

X

X

X

You need separate entitlement of IBM Connections
  Allow collaboration features X

X

X

X

You need separate entitlement of IBM Connections
  Launch collaboration tools X

X

X

X

You need separate entitlement of IBM Connections
Controller Studio  

X

X

X You need a separate IBM Controller Licence
Dashboard    

X

X

X

 
Data Manager  

X

X

X

X

Not Applicable
Desktop Tools      

X

X

 
Data sets  

X

X

X

 
Detailed Errors  

X

X

X

X

Drill Through Assistant    

X

X

X

Event Studio    

X

X

X

 
Execute Indexed Search  

X

X

X

X

 
Executive Dashboard    

X

X

X

 
  Use Advanced Dashboard Features  

X

X

X

 
  Use Interactive Dashboard Features  

X

X

X

 
External Repositories  

X

X

X

X

 
  Manage Repository Connections  

X

X

X

 
  View External Documents

X

X

X

X

 
Generate CSV Output  

X

X

X

 
Generate PDF Output  

X

X

X

 
Generate XLS Output  

X

X

X

 
Generate XML Output  

X

X

X

 
Glossary  

X

X

X

X

Integration with IBM InfoSphere Business glossary. Can use directly from Viewer
Hide Entries  

X

X

X

X

 
Import relational metadata       X X  
Lineage  

X

X

X

X

 
Manage content         X  
Manage own data source signons     X X X  
Metric Studio     X X X You need a separate Metrics Licence
  Edit View   X X X You need a separate Metrics Licence
Mobile   X X X X  
Planning Contributor   X X X X You need a separate IBM Planning Contributor Licence
PowerPlay Studio     X X X You need separate PowerPlay license
Query Studio     X X X  
  Advanced   X X X  
  Create   X X X  
Report Studio     X X X  
  Allow External Data   X X X  
  Bursting   X X X  
  Create/Delete   X X X  
  HTML Items in Report   X X X  
  User Defined SQL   X X X  
Scheduling     X X X  
  Schedule by Day   X X X  
  Schedule by Hour   X X X  
  Schedule by minute   X X X  
  Schedule by month   X X X  
  Schedule by trigger   X X X  
  Schedule by week   X X X  
  Schedule by year   X X X  
  Schedule by Priority   X X X  
Self Service Package Wizard       X X  
Set Entry-Specific Capabilities     X X X  
Snapshots   X X X Not Applicable
Specification Execution         X  
Upload files     X X X  
Watch Rules     X X X  
Web-based modeling     X X X