Controling OBIEE 11G Home and Header Menu access

02 May

We might come across a situation where we need to Control or Limit the access to OBIEE Home and Header menu options. Being an industry leading BI tool, we don’t have any easy process to address this in OBIEE. So end up with changing the saw.headers.xml file to just hide/display. Again it is System-wide setting.

But in new OBI we have flexibility to limit the access to either User/Group/Application role. And also we can do this from OBIEE 11G Prsentation service Administration UI itself.




Posted by on May 2, 2012 in BI Publisher, OBI EE, OBIEE 11g


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2 responses to “Controling OBIEE 11G Home and Header Menu access

  1. Anonymous

    July 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    But if a role does not have access to the ‘Access Home Page’ option then any user who is part of that role gets an error on login

    Insufficient Privileges. “Access Home Page”

    This is since the default page after login is http://…/analytics/saw.dll?BIEEHome and access to this page is restricted. Even if the user has specified a different default dashboard through My Preferences, the first url to load after login is still BIEEHome.

    Have you experienced this?

  2. Nir

    December 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I want, in OBIEE, to modify the saw.headers.xml in order to hide the home, catalog and open options.
    Where is this XML file? I could not find it in /opt/oracle/ folders.
    How should I modify the file?


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