Needed to find out the proper way to Show reports to Staff.
Currently this is done through Active Directory. So i set a user up make him a member of a group - Share this Group to a specific folder and then when that person logs in online sees the reports in his/her folder.
Is this the proper way or is there a different practice by Qliktech.
I am on The Admin course in June but for the meanwhile wanted to find out if this is the way or not.
Also if someone mentions use Section access we have over 400 reports so this is a last resort due to the time it will take.
If you use AD like I think you are, you will be able to control which users can open the document, but every user will be able to see all the data in the document. If you want to limit access so that users can only see the data for their division (for example), then you will need section access coupled with initial data reduction.
Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. - A Einstein
Other - sometimes easier methods do exist, but they depend on what QVS/QVP version you have at your disposal. In QlikView Server Small Business, that's about as far as you can go without Section Access.
Why do end-users have (ReadOnly) access to a folder that contains QVW files? Once they can open a QVW in their own QlikView Desktop, they can save it in a local folder and start modifying it. I guess that's not something you want either...
Why not use the AccessPoint to eliminate this problem?
1. Developers have only access to DEV environment (again this is restricted as per the Dashboard Project they are working on)
2. Developers do not have access to UAT and PROD (both QMC and SAN file server) any deployment is carried out by Prod support Team/Admin based on ticket and each time deployment happens a reviewer reviews the content.
3. End users have access to the Dashboards through Access Point only. End users do not have access to any environment's SAN or QMC.
I think you may need to think about the Developers Access Restriction for your environment.