Hierarchy Security Configuration allows the task of adding permissions to be distributed, as each administrator is only able to add permissions within the section of the cube to which an Administrator has access. When enabling the feature the following error occurs.
Error when enabling Distributed Configuration of Hierarchy Security:
PostDataTrans.asp Error in readConfig - selecting node: //hierarchysecurityoptions/securityprofile : access is denied.
This issue is caused by the fact that the user does not have Read and Write access on the \web\config.xml file.
IBM Clarity Server 7.x
Diagnosing the problem
Load Clarity web application,
- Select Administration > Security Services > Setup > Hierarchy Security Configuration,
- Click the checkbox "Enable Distributed Configuration of Hierarchy Security"
- Notice the access denied error.
Resolving the problem
In order to resolve this issue, the user that encounters this error must have read and write permissions on Clarity Systems\ClarityServer\web\config.xml file located on the Clarity Application Server