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Section Access (Data Reduction) using Active Directory

anleecox
New Contributor III

Section Access (Data Reduction) using Active Directory

Purpose:  Use Active Directory Groups to determine what data to display for each user.

After piecing together many articles and community advice, I created this script and hope it's useful to others.   It reads Active Directory for members in a particular group and displays only the data according to the User's group(s). 


Please refer to  Introduction to Section Access  for an introduction to Section Access.

In Document Settings on the Opening tab,  Click the Initial Data Reduction Based on Section Access option.

You will need the full canonical name of your Active Directory.  Replace text in orange with the parts of the canonical name as needed.

The script runs in the Hidden Scripts section.

OLEDB CONNECT TO [Provider=ADsDSOObject;Encrypt Password=False;Data Source=LDAP:// DC=DCHOST,DC=DCCOM;Mode=Read];

DataSecurity:

//Users in the East Group

Load Upper(sAMAccountname) as NTNAME, 'East' as Zone, 'USER' as ACCESS;

SELECT sAMAccountname

FROM 'LDAP:// DC=DCHOST,DC=DCCOM'

WHERE objectCategory='person'

   AND objectClass='user'

   and memberOf='CN=EASTGROUP,DC=DCHOST,DC=DCCOM';

//Users in the West Group

Concatenate

Load Upper(sAMAccountname) as NTNAME, 'West' as Zone, 'USER' as ACCESS;

SELECT sAMAccountname

FROM 'LDAP:// DC=DCHOST,DC=DCCOM'

WHERE objectCategory='person'

   AND objectClass='user'

   and memberOf='CN=WESTGROUP,DC=DCHOST,DC=DCCOM';

//Users who can see everything

Concatenate

Load Upper(sAMAccountname) as NTNAME, '*' as Zone, 'ADMIN' as ACCESS;

SELECT sAMAccountname

FROM 'LDAP:// DC=DCHOST,DC=DCCOM'

WHERE objectCategory='person'

   AND objectClass='user'

   and memberOf='CN=ALLGROUP,DC=DCHOST,DC=DCCOM';

STAR is *;

SECTION Access;

LOAD

  ACCESS,

  NTNAME

Resident DataSecurity;

SECTION Application;

LOAD

  NTNAME,

  Zone

Resident DataSecurity;

Drop Table DataSecurity;

Note: Changes with Qlikview 12: A Listbox to display Zone will now display the *.  To hide the * in the Listbox, use this expression for the Field:  =aggr(only({<Zone={'?*?'}>}Zone),Zone)

Comments
flanfranco
New Contributor III

This is very useful!

Thanks

Not applicable

Helpful. Thanks!

vinafidalgo
Contributor

Awesome! Thanks

Not applicable

very helpful ! Thanks

dafnis14
Contributor III

Hi,

Thanks for sharing!

I have a question: in case a user belongs to a few groups, and there is no All group,

what is the recommended script?

anleecox
New Contributor III

Use the same script. DataSecurity will have a record for every group the user belongs to.  This will give access to the groups for this user.

dafnis14
Contributor III

Thank you, Anlee!

joseph_morales
New Contributor III

Very useful!!

Thanks Anlee!!

shwetagupta
Contributor

Hi I am finding this interesting.
Will it work with Qlik Sense ?

Thanks
Shweta

anleecox
New Contributor III

Shweta, I've never tested this in Qlik Sense, but it should work the same way. 

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