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System and Content Access Unit Introduction

Unit Introduction

This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the security features in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), focusing on controlling user access and permissions within the system. It covers key topics such as user management, team collaboration, role assignments, and the structure of the file library.

Students will learn how to effectively manage access and editing permissions for content in the tenant, along with best practices for organizing content within the file library. The unit also explores the Catalog feature, including its benefits, management options, content publication, and access modification.

Additionally, this unit delves into SAML 2.0 authentication and its role in securely authenticating users, ensuring a robust security framework for SAC.

Included Lessons

  • Understand the basic architecture of SAC security, including roles, users, and teams, and how they work together to manage permissions and access levels in the system.
  • Create and delete user accounts, assign roles to users, and manage licenses for different roles.
  • Create and manage teams, including how to assign roles and permissions to team members.
  • Create custom roles based on default templates, including how to define permissions and actions for each role.
  • Assign roles and permissions to users and teams, create project-specific folders, and manage access levels to ensure secure collaboration among team members.
  • Understand the concept of roles in SAC and how they define specific sets of permissions for user types.
  • Create and manage teams in SAC, and understand how roles can be assigned to teams to grant specific permissions to each team member.
  • Understand the folder permission concepts in SAC.
  • Share private folders and content with individual users or teams in SAC.
  • Manage access to shared content for teams and individual users.
  • Identify the benefits of using the SAP Java Connector (JCo) and its role in enabling communication with on-premise SAP systems.
  • Install and configure the SAP JCo module in Apache Tomcat, including moving the necessary files into the appropriate directories.
  • Understand the importance of installing the SAP JCo on a dedicated server.
  • Define the SAC Catalog Feature.
  • Know how to use the Publish to Catalog Feature.
  • Understand the concept of Data Access Control (DAC) and its role in ensuring model-specific security.
  • Enable DAC at the dimension level and apply it to specific members of a dimension.
  • Understand the difference between read and write access and how they apply to planning scenarios.
  • Demonstrate how to define read/write access in a model for a team.

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