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Version: 12.0

Impact of Restricting Access to Metamodel Elements

Based on examples, this chapter illustrates how changing metamodel rights affects working with the ADONIS web client.

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For information on how to change basic or detailed metamodel rights, please refer to the section Edit Metamodel Rights.

Scenario 1: Creating Models/Objects#

Creating models/objects requires permissions to create models/objects of this type and write permissions to the Name attribute.

Example

Edit the basic metamodel rights of the system role "Participant" to the model type Analysis Model:

  • Set the permissions to the Name attribute to Read.

Now users with the system role "Participant" cannot create Analysis Models.

You can achieve the same result by editing the detailed metamodel rights of the system role to the model type and setting "Create models" to denied.

Scenario 2: Editing Models/Objects#

Editing models/objects requires permissions to edit models/objects of this type.

Example

Edit the detailed metamodel rights of the system role "Participant" to the class Service:

  • Set "Edit objects" to denied.

Now users with the system role "Participant" cannot edit or rename Services.

Scenario 3: Adding Objects to a Model#

Creating objects in a model requires permissions to create objects of this type.

Example

Edit the detailed metamodel rights of the system role "Participant" to the class Risk:

  • Set "Create objects" to denied.

Now users with the system role "Participant" cannot create new Risks. They can still re-use Risks from the Object Catalogue in models.

Scenario 4: Saving a Copy of a Model#

Saving a copy of a model requires permissions to create all the modelling object and relation types which the model contains.

Example

Edit the detailed metamodel rights of the system role "Participant" to the class Note:

  • Set "Create objects" to denied.

Now users with the system role "Participant" cannot create new Notes. They cannot save a copy of a model that contains a Note.

Scenario 5: Deleting Objects#

Deleting objects requires permissions to delete objects of this type.

Example

Edit the detailed metamodel rights of the system role "Participant" to the class Note:

  • Set "Delete objects" to denied.

Now users with the system role "Participant" cannot delete Notes. They cannot delete a model that contains a Note.

Scenario 6: Opening a Model that Contains Unavailable Objects#

Accessing an object in a model requires permissions to read objects of this type:

Example

Edit the basic metamodel rights of the system role "Participant" to the class Risk:

  • Set the permissions to No access.

Now Risks are not available for users with the system role "Participant". When they open a model that contains a Risk, the Risk is invisible for them.

Scenario 7: Deleting a Model#

Deleting a model requires permissions to delete models of this type.

Example

Edit the detailed metamodel rights of the system role "Participant" to the model type Analysis Models:

  • Set "Delete models" to denied.

Now users with the system role "Participant" cannot delete Analysis Models.

Overview of Permissions to Individual Functions#

What permissions are required for the different tasks that can be performed in ADONIS?

Dashboards (Web Client Scenarios)

  • Widgets are empty if none of the displayed object types are available.

  • Columns in a widget are empty if the displayed attribute is not available.

  • Charts are only available if the queried object types/attributes are available.

Quick Links

  • Links are removed or disabled based on metamodel rights.

Organisation Portal

  • The Organisation Portal is only available if the configured model types and State attribute are available.

Reporting Board

  • Individual Reports are only available if the respective view or report is available.

Reports

  • The project summary report is only available if the State attribute is available.

  • The open questions report is only available if the Open questions attribute is available.

  • Standard reports and object reports omit attributes that are not available.

Model Release Workflow

  • The model release workflow is only available if the configured State and Version attributes, Predecessor model pointer and model types are available.

  • The model release workflow has restricted functionality if the configured Validity date and prolongation configuration attributes, Change history attribute and Process responsible relations are not available.

Textual View

  • The Textual View is only available if the configured model types (and their Description attributes) are available. Object types, relations and attributes that are not available are omitted.

Validation

  • A check is only available if the required object types, relations, model types or attributes are available.

Views

  • Matrix Views are only available if there is at least one available object type/relation for the row/column/cell.

  • Portfolio Views are only available if the configured object type and the x-axis/y-axis attributes are available.

  • Gantt Views are only available if the configured object type and the attributes are available.

  • BIA Views are only available if Analysis Models are available. When a BIA View is created, the layers which contain unavailable object types are empty.

  • Cluster Maps are only available if the configured object types, relations and the model type are available.