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Accessing Another Oracle BI User's Account
The Act As functionality allows you to access another user's reports and dashboards. To access another user's account, the administrator must give you permission to access that user's account and assign you an access type (full or restricted). An access type determines whether you can view or make changes to the user's account.
When you are granted full access to another user's account, you inherit the target user's privileges and can change the user's default dashboard and modify the user's content and preferences. When you are granted restricted access to another user's account, you maintain your user privileges, but inherit the target user's permission for viewing data. Restricted access only allows you to view the user's data.
The Act As functionality can be used by technical support for troubleshooting purposes or by any user who needs to view information that resides on another user's reports or dashboards.
You can view a list of the users with access to your account by opening the My Account page and scrolling to the Delegated Users section. This section contains the name and access type of each user that has been given access to your reports and dashboards.
To access another user's reports and dashboards
- Login to Oracle BI.
- Click the Settings link and choose Act As.
The Act As dialog box appears.
- To access another user's account, select a user's name from the User drop-down list and click OK.
NOTE: Based on the system settings, a text box might appear in the Act As dialog box. Generally, this text box appears if a long list of users is returned. In this text box you must type the ID of the user that you want to act as.
The user's default dashboard appears. From this dashboard you can view or modify content, depending upon the access type that you were granted by the administrator.
- To return to your account, access the Act As dialog box and click Stop.