I'm trying to find an alternative for the Active Directory/Section Access security in QlikView.
In the QV Management Console, we have to manually add a user to the distribution list. We're trying to find a way, that we put all the users in an Excel file and than use that list in the manual distribution.
I know I can use Active Directory groups, but since I'm working for a big client, it takes a couple of week for the helpdesk to create a new group, or to add someone to a group (for access). So, we're trying to put an excel file somewhere on a sharepoint server, and use that Excel file as an 'Active Directory group' (to speed things up).
we don't use Section Access in any of our applications (it was a decision made by my client). Since we have a lot of applications running, it would take too much time to adjust all applications.
We're using the Active Directory groups at the moment, but this means, that if we get a new request for access, we have to contact the help desk to add this new user to the group (and because of administrative formalities, this usually takes a week or 2). So that's why we were searching for a way to replace this Active Directory group by an Excel file (so owners of the application can add/delete users themselves), but without using the Section Access way, because this would mean that we have to adjust all existing applications (and we don't have the time for that).
You are confusing Authenication with Authorization. Windows does the Authenication and once you are authenicated this is passed to QV to see what you have rights to. So, you might be able to get by with this if you are running in DMS mode.