Custom Permission Level dialog box

You can use the Custom Permission Level dialog box to choose which permissions to assign a user or user group for an object. For example, you can select the Browse permission to allow a user to browse to the location of a report in MicroStrategy Web.

Custom Permission Level dialog box

For general information on assigning privileges, including steps, see the System Administration Guide. For a list of the privileges available and their descriptions, see the Supplemental Reference for System Administration.

Prerequisites

To assign permissions for an object to another user or a user group, you must have the Control permission for the object.
You must have the Web Use Object Sharing Editor privilege.

To select custom permissions for an object

1 Navigate to the folder location of the object.
2 Right-click the object, and select Share. The Share dialog box is displayed, with a list of users and user groups with permissions for the object listed under Who has access.
3 Do one of the following:
To type the name of a user or user group, type a name in the Type users or groups here field. A drop-down list is displayed, containing users or groups that match the typed value. Select the user or user group from the drop-down list.
To browse to and select the user or user group from a list, click Browse. The User/User Group Browser opens. Select the check box next to each user or user group you want to assign permissions to, then click OK.
4 By default, the user or user group is given the View permission. From the permission drop-down list, select Custom. The Custom Permissions Level dialog box opens.
5 The permissions that you selected are automatically displayed in the permission drop-down list. For example, if you select the Browse, Read, and Write permissions, B, R, W is displayed in the drop-down list.
6 Select the permissions you want to assign for the object, as follows:
To allow the user to browse to and view the object in Web, select the Browse check box. Users who do not have this permission will not be able to browse to the object in a folder in Web, or in Office.
To allow the user to open and view the object, select the Read check box.
To allow the user to edit the object, select the Write check box.
To allow the user to delete the object, select the Delete check box.
To allow the user to assign permissions for the object to users and user groups, select the Control check box.
To allow the user to use the object when creating another object, select the Use check box. For example, you can allow the user to add a metric to a report, use a report as the dataset for a document, or create a prompt based on an attribute.
To allow the user to execute reports or documents that use the object, select the Execute check box.
* To execute a report or document, a user must have Execute access to all objects on the report or document, as well as to the report or document itself.
7 Click OK to return to the Share dialog box. The permissions that you selected are automatically displayed in the permission drop-down list. For example, if you select the Browse, Read, and Write permissions, B, R, W is displayed in the drop-down list.
8 Click OK to save your changes.

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Share dialog box