9 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2013 2:21 PM by Janne Miettinen RSS

    QlikView macro security

      Hello everybody,


      I have a question regarding the QV macro security settings.


      In our server configuration, there is no execution of unsafe macros allowed:




      However, if I open a document, I'll get this message




      and after selecting "Allow any macro", the unsafe macro works very fine. So my question is: What is the server config for, if I can

      start unsafe macros anyway?


      PS: We run QV 10.

        • Re: QlikView macro security
          Daniel Rozental

          There is no server config for that, is a client based setting.

            • Re: QlikView macro security



              What if the user did a mistake and when the "Module Security for Document" window appeared he chose the wrong option (say Disable when he actually needed to tick Allow).


              How can we make the window re-appear? Is there a browser option to clear the preference and allow the user to go for another option?




                • Re: QlikView macro security
                  m w


                    • Re: QlikView macro security

                      Thank you.


                      I thought that Shift+Ctrl+M was the key sequence for QlikView Desktop only, but I see it works in IE running the IE plugin too.


                      Anyway, the windows is not the same as the one that appears the first time a user opens a report in IE (the one shown in the original post from jensweinsheimer).


                      The window that appears after Shift-Ctrl+M is named "Change Module Security" and looks like this:


                      Is there a way to get IE to show the original "Module Security for Documents" form?




                        • Re: QlikView macro security
                          Janne Miettinen

                          On the user machine (not the server) go to the folder C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\QlikTech\QlikView


                          There you can find a file named: Settings.ini


                          Scroll to the end of that file and find a list of checksums for documents. The list starts right after this line:

                          [Module Checksums System]


                          Remove all checksums, restart the browser and you should see the security module again.



                            • Re: QlikView macro security

                              Hi Mr_Jane,


                              I Did exactly the same steps mentioned by you in above post.I works fine.

                              Can you please explain what is the meaning of

                              [Module Checksums System] ??






                                • Re: QlikView macro security
                                  Janne Miettinen



                                  "When you select the "Allow any Macro (only for trusted documents)" setting in the Module Security for Document dialog box, the user will write an entry into their Settings.ini file for future reference when accessing the same document again that looks like this:

                                  [Module Checksums System]

                                  The Module Checksums System lists all the checksums for the applications where you have picked "Allow any Macro...".

                                  The checksum is unique for each application, so after you've set this for one user, you can copy the checksum and paste it in the different users' Settings.ini files and QlikView will open up the application allowing macros without prompting the users."


                                  Original forum topic can be found here:



                                  Hope that helps!


                                  regards. Janne

                                • Re: QlikView macro security
                                  Elkis Arrocha

                                  Hi Mr Jane,


                                  What if the user machine is a Windows XP SP3? Believe it or not, it's that.


                                  Where Can I find that file? ....."Settings.ini"


                                  The Qlikview version es 9.0.