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Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Security
Release 12.1
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Oracle Application Object Library Security

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

As System Administrator, you define Oracle E-Business Suite users, and assign one or more responsibilities to each user.

Defining Application Users

You allow a new user to sign-on to Oracle E-Business Suite by defining an application user. An application user has a username and a password. You define an initial password, then the first time the application user signs on, they must enter a new (secret) password.

When you define an application user, you assign to the user one or more responsibilities.

Responsibilities Define a User's Context

A responsibility provides a context in which a user operates. This context can include profile option values, navigation menus, available concurrent programs, and so on.

For example, a responsibility can allow access to:

Each user has at least one or more responsibilities, and multiple users can share the same responsibility. A system administrator can assign users any of the standard responsibilities provided with Oracle E-Business Suite, or create new custom responsibilities if required.

HRMS Security

The Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) products have an additional feature using Security Groups. For more information, see: Customizing, Reporting, and System Administration in Oracle HRMS.

Related Topics

Defining a Responsibility

Defining Request Security

Overview of Function Security

Form Functions

Responsibilities

Users Window

Defining a Responsibility

When you define a responsibility, you assign to it some or all of the components described below.

Menu (Required)

A menu is a hierarchical arrangement of application functions (forms). In the definition of a responsibility, the specified menu defines what is displayed in the navigator. The specified menu does not necessarily define the functions that can be accessed by the responsibility, which are granted. See: Overview of Function Security.

Data Group (Required)

A data group defines the mapping between Oracle E-Business Suite products and ORACLE database IDs. A data group determines which Oracle database accounts a responsibility's forms, concurrent programs, and reports connect to. See: Defining Data Groups, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

Oracle Application Framework functionality does not support data groups.

For almost all cases, you should accept the default value in defining a responsibility.

Function and Menu Exclusions (Optional)

A responsibility may optionally have function and menu exclusion rules associated with it to restrict the application functionality enabled for that responsibility. See: Overview of Function Security.

Additional Notes About Responsibilities

Predefined Responsibilities

All Oracle E-Business Suite products are installed with predefined responsibilities. Consult the reference guide for your Oracle E-Business Suite product for the names of those predefined responsibilities.

Additionally, instances of the major components that help define a responsibility (data groups, request security groups, menus, and functions) are predefined for Oracle E-Business Suite.

Responsibilities and Request Security Groups

Note: The Request Security Groups feature is for backward compatibility only.

When a request group is assigned to a responsibility, it becomes a request security group.

From a standard submission form, such as the Submit Requests form, the choice of concurrent programs and request sets to run are those in the user's responsibility's request security group.

If you do not include the Submit Requests form on the menu for a responsibility, then you do not need to assign a request security group to the responsibility.

Responsibilities and Function Security

Oracle E-Business Suite architecture may aggregate several related business functions into a single form. Parts of an application's functionality may be identified as individual Oracle E-Business Suite functions, which can then be secured (i.e. included or excluded from a responsibility).

See: Overview of Function Security

Defining Request Security

You can control user access to requests and request sets using request security groups or Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). Beyond this short introduction, request groups and request security groups are discussed in greater detail, as part of a broader range of topics not necessarily limited to application security, in Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

Using Request Security Groups

You can use request security groups to specify the reports, request sets, and concurrent programs that your users can run from a standard submission form, such as the Submit Requests form.

Define a request group using the Request Groups form. Using the Responsibilities form, you assign the request group to a responsibility. The request group is then referred to as a request security group. See: Request Security Groups, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

You can define a request group to contain single requests, request sets, or all the requests and request sets in an application.

If you choose to include all the requests and requests sets in an application, the user has automatic access to any new requests and request sets (without owners) in the future.

A request security group can contain requests and request sets from different applications. If you want to define request security groups that own requests from different applications, refer to the discussion on Data Groups. See: Defining Data Groups, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

Note: A request security group or request group is not the same as a security group.

Individual Requests and Request Sets

Reports or concurrent programs which are not included in a request security group on an individual basis, but do belong to a request set included in a request security group, have the following privileges:

If you assign a request set, but not the requests in the set, to a request security group, the user:

The Request Security Groups figure below illustrates the relationship between a request security group, application user, and a responsibility.

Responsibilities, Request Groups, and Request Security Groups

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Request Security using RBAC

By using RBAC, administrators have more granular control in granting submission privileges to users. In short, administrators can assign individual programs/sets, all programs/sets in a request group, programs/sets belonging to one or more applications, and so on, either to the user directly or to a role that can then be assigned to one or more users.

If applications are included in the request groups, all programs/requests sets that are created in these applications will also be automatically included. Please note that request submission applies to both programs and request sets.

See: Controlling Access to Concurrent Programs with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration

Related Topics

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

Defining a Responsibility

Form Functions

Menus

Responsibilities

Users

Request Sets and Owners, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration

User Session Limits

Using the following profile options you can specify limits on user sessions.

ICX:Session Timeout

Use this profile option to enforce an inactivity time-out. If a user performs no Oracle E-Business Suite operation for a time period longer than the time-out value (specified in minutes), the user's session is disabled. The user is provided an opportunity to re-authenticate and re-enable a timed-out session. If re-authentication is successful, the session is re-enabled and no work is lost. Otherwise, Oracle E-Business Suite exits without saving pending work.

If this profile option to 0 or NULL, then user sessions will never time out due to inactivity.

ICX: Limit time

Use this profile option to specify the absolute maximum length of time (in hours) of any user session, active or inactive.

Guest User Account

In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1, credentials (username and password) for the Guest user are stored in a secure repository that was specifically designed to store sensitive data such as credentials, certificates and keys. Oracle E-Business Suite products can read Guest user information from this repository using standard APIs.

Note: Prior to Release 12.1, such items were stored in a FND profile option, GUEST_USER_PWD. This profile option did not offer the advanced security features now employed, and is not supported in Release 12.1.

The only supported way to change the Guest user password is to update the context variable s_guest_pass and run AutoConfig, which runs the AdminAppServer utility. See My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 387859.1, Using AutoConfig to Manage System Configurations with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. Also see Chapter 2 of Oracle E-Business Suite Administrator's Guide - Configuration for details of AdminAppServer.

Oracle E-Business Suite User Passwords

The following are features related to passwords for end users of Oracle E-Business Suite.

Passwords can be defined in the Users Window; see: Users Window for more information on setting user passwords.

Case Sensitivity in Oracle E-Business Suite User Passwords

In previous releases of Oracle E-Business Suite, user passwords were treated as case insensitive. Now, Oracle E-Business Suite user passwords can optionally be treated as case sensitive, depending on the mode you choose.

Case-sensitivity in passwords is controlled by the site-level profile option Signon Password Case. This profile has two possible settings:

If you want to preserve case insensitivity in passwords, i.e. retain the behavior from previous releases, ensure that Signon Password Case value is either set to 'Insensitive', or not set at all.

There are no upgrade or data migration issues with this new feature. The profile option affects only how new passwords are stored. Existing passwords are tested using the policy in effect when they were created.

Non-Reversible Hash Password Scheme

For enhanced security of passwords, you can use the FNDCPASS utility to migrate local Oracle E-Business Suite user passwords from their current encryption scheme to a non-reversible hash that makes them non-recoverable.

For specific information on FNDCPASS usage, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 457166.1, FNDCPASS Utility New Feature: Enhance Security With Non-Reversible Hash Password.

For additional information on FNDCPASS and the related AFPASSWD utility, see: Oracle E-Business Suite Schema Password Change Utilities, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

Restriction on the GUEST User Password

The GUEST User password cannot include the special character "#".

Overview of Security Groups in Oracle HRMS

Security groups, used exclusively by Oracle HRMS, allow data to be partitioned in a single installation. A single installation can use a particular set of configuration data, but store data for multiple clients, where the data is partitioned by security groups. A user with a responsibility assignment of one security group can only access data within that security group.

A security group represents a distinct client or business entity. Data that must be distinct for each client in an installation is partitioned by security group. All other data is shared across all security groups.

For Oracle Application Object Library, the data items that are "striped" by security groups are responsibility assignments, lookups, and concurrent programs.

Security is maintained at the level of responsibility/security group pairs. That is, users are assigned specific responsibilities within each security group. When signing on to Oracle E-Business Suite, a user, if assigned more than one responsibility, will be asked to choose a responsibility and security group pair. Partitioned data accessed through security group sensitive views will show only data assigned to the current security group.

Use the Enable Security Groups profile option to enable this feature.

Defining Security Groups

Every installation will have a single "Standard" security group seeded in. If no other security groups are created, this single group will be hidden from users when they sign on.

In the Users form, you assign a security group when you assign a responsibility.

For more information, see: Configuring, Reporting and System Administration in Oracle HRMS.

Overview of Function Security

Function security is the mechanism by which user access to applications functionality is controlled.

Function security can be considered as "global data security", in that it grants access to a function regardless of the current row of data.

Oracle E-Business Suite architecture aggregates several related business functions into a single form. Because all users should not have access to every business function in a form, Oracle E-Business Suiteprovides the ability to identify pieces of applications logic as functions. When part of an application's functionality is identified as a function, it can be secured (i.e., included or excluded from a responsibility).

Application developers register functions when they develop forms. A system administrator administers function security by creating responsibilities that include or exclude particular functions.

Terms

Function

A function is a part of an application's functionality that is registered under a unique name for the purpose of assigning it to, or excluding it from, a responsibility.

There are two types of functions: executable functions (formerly called form functions), and non-executable functions (formerly called subfunctions).

Executable Function

Executable functions have the unique property that you may navigate to them using the Navigate window.

Non-executable Function

A non-executable function) is a securable subset of a form's functionality: in other words, a function executed from within a form.

A developer can write a form to test the availability of a particular non-executable function, and then take some action based on whether the non-executable function is available in the current responsibility.

Non-executable functions are frequently associated with buttons or other graphical elements on forms. For example, when a non-executable function is enabled, the corresponding button is enabled.

However, a non-executable function may be tested and executed at any time during a form's operation, and it need not have an explicit user interface impact. For example, if a non-executable function corresponds to a form procedure not associated with a graphical element, its availability is not obvious to the form's user.

Menu

A menu is a hierarchical arrangement of functions and menus of functions. Each responsibility has a menu assigned to it.

Menus can map to permission sets as well.

Menu Entry

A menu entry is a menu component that identifies a function or a menu of functions. In some cases, both a function and a menu of functions correspond to the same menu entry. For example, both a form and its menu of subfunctions can occupy the same menu entry.

Responsibility

A responsibility defines an application user's current privileges while working with Oracle E-Business Suite. When an application user signs on, they select a responsibility that grants certain privileges, specifically:

Related Topics

How Function Security Works

Form Functions

Forms and Subfunctions

Functions, Menus, and the Navigate Window

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

Implementing Function Security

Executable functions vs. Non-executable functions

An executable function, as a whole, including all of its program logic, is always designated as a function. Subsets of a form's program logic can optionally be designated as subfunctions if there is a need to secure those subsets.

For example, suppose that an executable function such as a form contains three windows. The entire form is designated as a function that can be secured (included or excluded from a responsibility). Each of the form's three windows can be also be designated as non-executable functions, which means they can be individually secured. Thus, while different responsibilities may include this form, certain of the form's windows may not be accessible from each of those responsibilities, depending on how function security rules are applied.

Related Topics

Overview of Function Security

Functions, Menus, and the Navigate Window

How Function Security Works

Functions, Menus, and the Navigate Window

Executable functions are selected using the Navigate window. The arrangement of form names in the Navigate window is defined by the menu structure assigned to the current responsibility.

The following types of menu entries are not displayed by the Navigate window:

If none of the entries on a menu are displayed by the Navigate window, the menu itself is not displayed.

Menu Entries with a Submenu and Functions

If a menu entry has both a submenu and a function defined on the same line, then the behavior depends on whether or not the function is executable. If it is executable, then the submenu on the same line is treated as content to be rendered by the function. The submenu will not appear on a navigation tree, but will be available in function security tests (FND_FUNCTION.TEST calls). If the function is not executable, then it is treated as a "tag" for enforcing exclusion rules, and the submenu on the same line is displayed in the navigation tree.

A function is considered executable if it can be executed directly from the current running user interface. For example, an Oracle E-Business Suite form using Oracle Forms is an executable function from within Oracle Forms, but not within the Self Service applications.

How Function Security Works

Registering Functions

Excluding Functions

Each Oracle E-Business Suite product is delivered with one or more predefined menu hierarchies. System Administrators can assign a predefined menu hierarchy to a responsibility. To tailor a responsibility, System Administrators exclude functions or menus of functions from that responsibility using exclusion rules.

Note: The ability to exclude functions is to be used for backward compatibility only. Menu exclusions do not apply to grants.

Available Functions for a User

Functions are available to a user through responsibilities (as well as grants).

When a user first selects or changes their responsibility, a list of functions obtained from the responsibility's menu structure is cached in memory.

Functions a System Administrator has excluded from the current responsibility are marked as unavailable.

Executable functions in the function hierarchy (i.e. menu hierarchy) are displayed in the Navigate window. Available non-executable functions are accessed by working with the application's forms.

Related Topics

Overview of Function Security

Overview of Data Security

Forms and Subfunctions

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

Form Functions

Implementing Function Security

Securing Functions Using New Menus

Use the Menus form to define menus pointing to functions that you want to make available to a user.

The new menu can be then granted to a user.

Defining a New Menu Structure

When defining a new menu structure:

Tasks for Defining a Custom Menu Structure

Notes About Defining Menus

Define Menus for Fast and Easy Keyboard Use

Menu Compilation

The Compile Security (FNDSCMPI) concurrent program is used to compile menus so that the system can more quickly check if a particular function is available to a particular responsibility/menu.

You should compile your menus after you make changes to your menu data. A request for this concurrent program is automatically submitted after you make changes using the Menus form.

Related Topics

Menus Window

Compile Security Concurrent Program

Preserving Custom Menus Across Upgrades

Preserve custom menus during upgrades of Oracle E-Business Suite by using unique names for your custom menus. For example, you can start the menu's name with the application short name of a custom application. Define a custom application named Custom General Ledger, whose application short name is XXCGL. Define your custom menu names to start with XXCGL, for example, XXCGL_MY_MENU.

Remember that the Oracle E-Business Suite standard menus may be overwritten with upgrade versions. Therefore, if you attached your custom menu as a submenu to one of the preseeded Oracle E-Business Suite menus, recreate the attachment to it following an upgrade. An alternative is to attach a standard Oracle E-Business Suite menu as a submenu to your custom menu; the link from your custom menu to the standard menu should survive the upgrade.

Related Topics

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

Overview of Function Security

Implementing Function Security

Form Functions

Function Security Reports

Overview of Data Security

Data Security allows administrators to control user access to specific data, as well as what functions users can apply to that data.

Function security can be considered "global" data security, in that access to a function is granted regardless of the data.

Concepts and Definitions

Objects

Data Security uses the concept of an Object to define the data records that are secured.

Object

Data security permissions are managed on objects. Business entities such as Projects and Users are examples of objects. Only a securable business-level concept should be registered as an object.

An object definition includes the business name of the object and identifies the main table and primary key columns used to access the object.

Object Instance

An object instance is a specific example of an object, such as Project Number 123 or User JDOE. An object instance generally corresponds to a row in the database. An instance is identified by a set of one or more primary key values as defined by the object.

In addition, "All Rows" for an object indicates all data rows of the object.

Object Instance Set

An object instance set is a group of related object instances within an object. A set is specified as a predicate on the keys or attributes of an object, expressed as a SQL "WHERE clause". All instances that satisfy the predicate are considered members of the object instance set. For example:

STATUS = 'ACTIVE'

could determine a set of object instances with the "Active" status.

The specific instances in the set can vary over time as object instance attributes change, or as new object instances are created.

An example is:

OWNER = FND_GLOBAL.USER_ID

The predicate can also be parameterized, so that the logic can define instance sets as a function of one or more input parameters. An example is:

COLOR = :PARAM1

Object instance sets are also called "data instance sets".

Users and Groups

Users and groups are Oracle Workflow roles. See the Oracle Workflow documentation for more information on roles.

Privileges given to users and groups determine their access to secured objects.

The data security system allows you to assign privileges to groups of users instead of assigning privileges to each user individually.

Users

Users are individuals who have access to software applications at a particular enterprise.

A user must have a unique name and should map one-to-one with an individual human or system. "Group" accounts are not correct uses of the user entity.

Groups

Users can belong to Groups. The grouping can come from position or organization relationships modeled in applications such as Oracle Human Resources. Alternatively, ad-hoc groups can be created explicitly for security purposes. A group is sometimes referred to as a role.

Functions and Permissions

A function or a permission is the smallest unit of securable product functionality. You can register function definitions with the security system to represent actions that can be performed on an object or on the system in general. Granting a function to a set of users gives them permission to perform that function, and so a function may also be referred to as a permission.

There are two broad categories of functions and permissions:

Examples of these are a particular JSP page (executable) and View Person (abstract).

Functions and permissions can either be at the system level or be sensitive to a data context.

Navigation Menus and Permission Sets

Functions and permissions are grouped into related sets so that administration of these functions can be performed in higher-level business terms.

Functions and permissions are bundled into named sets, which can be defined for two purposes: as navigation menus and/or permission sets. Each set can also contain other sets.

Menus are defined for navigation purposes and group UI pages into functional areas. Users access menus by selecting responsibilities. Each menu item maps to a permission which optionally may be granted to the user as part of the menu/responsibility assignment. Menu items that are not granted as part of the menu/responsibility assignment will not be rendered unless the user is granted the permission separately.

Permission sets are granted to users or roles independently of menus/responsibilities. Permission sets are granted to users in order to enable menu items and other operations (functions) that should not be available to all users assigned a given menu/responsibility. Permission sets are granted to users or roles through permission assignments (grants).

Grants

A grant authorizes a particular role to perform a specified action or actions (set of functions) on a specified object instance (or object instance set).

Note that where you are creating a data security policy for an object by creating a grant, you need to include that object in your grant definition. Other than in this specific type of case, you do not need to specify an object in your definition.

Security Context

Security context refers to the context of the data in which the user is working. For example, data context could be the organization or responsibility with which the user is logged in.

Implementation of Data Security

Implement data security by granting access to a set of functions (either a navigation menu or a permission set) to a user or group of users.

Data security policies can reflect access to:

Responsibilities Window

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Use this window to define a responsibility. Each application user is assigned at least one responsibility.

A responsibility determines whether the user accesses Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle Mobile Applications; which applications functions a user can use; which reports and concurrent programs the user can run; and which data those reports and concurrent programs can access.

Responsibilities cannot be deleted. To prevent a responsibility from being used, set the Effective Date's To field to a past date and restart Oracle E-Business Suite.

See: Overview of Function Security

Before defining your responsibility, do the following:

Responsibilities Block

An application name and a responsibility name uniquely identify a responsibility.

Responsibility Name

If you have multiple responsibilities, a pop-up window includes this name after you sign on.

Application

The owning application for the responsibility.

This application name does not prevent the user of this responsibility from accessing other applications' forms and functions if you define the menu to access other applications.

Responsibility Key

This is the internal key for the responsibility that is used by loader programs, (concurrent programs that load messages, user profiles, user profile values, and other information into Oracle E-Business Suite tables). The responsibility key is unique per application.

Avoid using the following characters in the responsibility keys: !, ", ;, [, ], (, ), {, }, %, |, <, >.

Effective Dates (From/To)

Enter the start/end dates on which the responsibility becomes active/inactive. The default value for the start date is the current date. If you do not enter an end date, the responsibility is valid indefinitely.

You cannot delete a responsibility, because its information helps to provide an audit trail. You can deactivate a responsibility at any time by setting the end date to the current date. If you wish to reactivate the responsibility later, either change the end date to a date after the current date, or clear the end date.

Available From

This is the navigator from which the responsibility will be available (Oracle E-Business Suite forms navigator, mobile navigator).

A responsibility may be associated with only one Oracle E-Business Suite system.

Data Group

Note: Data groups are used for backward compatibility only. Oracle Application Framework does not support the data groups feature.

Name/Application

The data group defines the pairing of application and ORACLE username.

Select the application whose ORACLE username forms connect to when you choose this responsibility. The ORACLE username determines the database tables and table privileges accessible by your responsibility. Transaction managers can only process requests from responsibilities assigned the same data group as the transaction manager.

Menu

The menu whose name you enter must already be defined with Oracle E-Business Suite. See: Menus.

Request Group - Name/Application

Specify a request security group to associate the responsibility to a set of requests, request sets, or concurrent programs that users logged in with this responsibility can run from the Submit Requests window. Note that such users can also access requests from a Submit Requests window you customize with a request group code through menu parameters

Note: The Request Security Groups feature is provided for backward compatibility.

New responsibilities should be created in accordance with Role-Based Access Control and should not have a default request security group.

See:

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

Customizing the Submit Requests Window Using Codes, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration

Request Groups, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration

Menu Exclusions Block

Note: Menu exclusions should be used for backward compatibility only.

Define function and menu exclusion rules to restrict the application functionality accessible to a responsibility.

Type

Select either Function or Menu as the type of exclusion rule to apply against this responsibility.

Name

Select the name of the function or menu you wish to exclude from this responsibility. The function or menu you specify must already be defined in Oracle E-Business Suite.

HTML-Based Applications Security

Oracle HTML-based applications use columns, rows and values in database tables to define what information users can access. Table columns represent attributes that can be assigned to a responsibility as Securing Attributes or Excluded Attributes. These attributes are defined in the Web Application Dictionary.

Excluded Items

Use the List of Values to select valid attributes. You can assign any number of Excluded Attributes to a responsibility.

Securing Attributes

Use the List of Values to select valid attributes. You can assign any number of securing attributes to the responsibility.

Security Groups Window

This form is for HRMS security only.

For more information on setting up system administration for the HRMS products, see: Customizing, Reporting, and System Administration in Oracle HRMS.

Users Window

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Use this window to define an Oracle E-Business Suite user. This user is an authorized user of Oracle E-Business Suite, and is uniquely identified by a username.

Once defined, a new Oracle E-Business Suite user can sign on to Oracle E-Business Suite and access data through Oracle E-Business Suite windows.

Note: If you have upgraded from a previous release of Oracle E-Business Suite, ensure that you have run the Party Merge concurrent program to update your user data. If you have not run this program, you may receive errors in querying your user data.

For more information, see the Oracle Trading Community Architecture documentation.

Users Block

Enter these fields for the user.

User Name

An application user enters this username to sign on to Oracle E-Business Suite.

The username should only contain characters allowed by Oracle Single Sign-On.

Tip: We recommend that you define meaningful usernames, such as the employee's first initial followed by their last name. Or, for a group account, you can define the application username so as to indicate the purpose or nature of the group account.

Password

Enter the initial password of an application user. An application user enters this password along with his username to sign on to Oracle E-Business Suite.

This window does not display the password you enter. After you enter a password, you must re-enter it to ensure you did not make a typing error.

If the application user already exists and the two entries do not match, the original password is not changed and an error message is displayed.

If you are defining a new application user and the two entries do not match, you are required to enter the password again. For a new user, you cannot navigate to the next field until the two entries match.

The first time an application user signs on, he must change his password. If a user forgets his password, you can reassign a new password in this field.

As System Administrator, you can set an initial password or change an existing password, but you cannot access the user's chosen password.

You can set the minimum length of Oracle E-Business Suite user passwords using the profile option Signon Password Length. If this profile option is left unset, the minimum length defaults to 5.

You can set the minimum number of days that a user must wait before being allowed to reuse a password with the Signon Password No Reuse profile option.

You can use the profile option Signon Password Hard to Guess to set rules for choosing passwords to ensure that they will be "hard to guess." A password is considered hard-to-guess if it follows these rules:

The Signon Password Failure Limit profile option determines the maximum number of login attempts before the user’s account is disabled.

For information on case sensitivity in passwords, see: Case Sensitivity in Oracle E-Business Suite User Passwords.

Status

The Status field indicates the status of the user account. This field is display-only and values are generated by the system. This field is similar to Status in Oracle User Management for managing user accounts.

Possible statuses of a user account are:

Person, Customer, and Supplier

Use these fields to enter the name of an employee (person), customer, or supplier contact. Enter the last name and first name, separated by a comma, of the employee, customer, or supplier who is using this application username and password. Use the List of Values to select a valid name.

For more information on using these fields, see the Oracle Trading Community Architecture documentation.

Email/Fax

Enter the email address and/or fax number for this user.

Password Expiration

Effective Dates (From/To)

The user cannot sign on to Oracle E-Business Suite before the start date or after the end date. The default for the start date is the current date. If you do not enter an end date, the username is valid indefinitely.

You cannot delete an application user from Oracle E-Business Suite because this information helps to provide an audit trail. You can deactivate an Oracle E-Business Suite user at any time by setting the End Date to the current date.

If you wish to reactivate a user, change the End Date to a date after the current date, or clear the End Date field.

Direct Responsibilities

Direct responsibilities are responsibilities assigned to the user directly.

Responsibility

Select the name of a responsibility you wish to assign to this application user. A responsibility is uniquely identified by application name and responsibility name.

Security Group

This field is for HRMS security only. See: Customizing, Reporting, and System Administration in Oracle HRMS.

This field is enabled only if the profile Enable Security Groups is enabled.

From/To

You cannot delete a responsibility because this information helps to provide an audit trail. You can deactivate a user's responsibility at any time by setting the End Date to the current date.

If you wish to reactivate the responsibility for the user, change the End Date to a date after the current date, or clear the End Date.

Indirect Responsibilities

Indirect responsibilities are used with Oracle User Management only. A user may "inherit" an indirect responsibility through membership of a group to which the responsibility has been assigned.

This block is read-only.

Securing Attributes

Securing attributes are used by some Oracle HTML-based applications to allow rows (records) of data to be visible to specified users or responsibilities based on the specific data (attribute values) contained in the row.

You may assign one or more values for any of the securing attributes assigned to the user. If a securing attribute is assigned to both a responsibility and to a user, but the user does not have a value for that securing attribute, no information is returned for that attribute.

For example, to allow a user in the ADMIN responsibility to see rows containing a CUSTOMER_ID value of 1000, assign the securing attribute of CUSTOMER_ID to the ADMIN responsibility. Then give the user a security attribute CUSTOMER_ID value of 1000.

When the user logs into the Admin responsibility, the only customer data they have access to has a CUSTOMER_ID value of 1000.

Attribute

Select an attribute you want used to determine which records this user can access. You can select from any of the attributes assigned to the user's responsibility.

Value

Enter the value for the attribute you want used to determine which records this user can access.

Related Topics

Defining a Responsibility

Overview of Function Security

Responsibilities

Form Functions Window

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Used to define new functions. A function is a part of an application's functionality that is registered under a unique name for the purpose of assigning it to, or excluding it from, a responsibility.

Description

Fields include:

Function

Users do not see this unique function name. However, you may use this name when calling your function programmatically. You should follow the naming conventions for functions.

User Function Name

Enter a unique name that describes your function. You see this name when assigning functions to menus. This name appears in the Top Ten List of the Navigator window.

Properties

Fields include:

Type

A function's type describes its use. A function's type is passed back when a developer tests the availability of a function. The developer can write code that takes an action based on the function's type.

Standard function types include the following:

Variable Description
ADFX External ADF Application. Used for linking an external Application Developer Framework (ADF) 11g application deployed on an Oracle Application Server 11g container from the Oracle E-Business Suite home page.
DBPORTLET Database provider portlet.
FORM Oracle E-Business Suite form functions are registered with a type of FORM.
JSP Functions used for some products in the Oracle Self-Service Web Applications. These are typically JSP functions.
REST REST service.
SERVLET Servlet functions used for some products in the Oracle Self-Service Web Applications.
SUBFUNCTION Subfunctions are added to menus (without prompts) to provide security functionality for forms or other functions.
WEBPORTLET Web provider portlet.
WWK Functions used for some products in the Oracle Self-Service Web Applications. These are typically PL/SQL functions that open a new window.
WWR or WWL Functions used for some products in the Oracle Self-Service Web Applications.
WWJ OA Framework JSP portlet.
WWW Functions used for some products in the Oracle Self-Service Web Applications. These are typically PL/SQL functions.

For information on functions used by Oracle Application Framework, see the Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide, available from My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1087332.1, Oracle Application Framework Release Notes, Release 12.1.3.

Maintenance Mode Support

This field determines whether this function will be supported while the system is in Maintenance Mode. See Oracle E-Business Suite Concepts for more information on Maintenance Mode.

Context Dependence

In general, the context dependence determines the required context for the function to work properly. The context dependence controls whether the user must choose a specified context (if not already in that context) before executing the function.

For example, some functions are controlled by profile options that affect what the user can perform within the current context. Types of context dependence are:

Form

Fields include the following:

Form/Application

If you are defining a form function, select the name and application of your form.

Parameters

Enter the parameters you wish to pass to your function. Separate parameters with a space.

For an executable (form) function:

For a concurrent program submitted through the Standard Request Submission form, the following syntax may be used:

TITLE="appl_short_name:message_name"

where appl_shortname:message_name is the name of a Message Dictionary message. See: Customizing the Submit Requests Window using Codes, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

Warning: In general, system administrators should not modify parameters passed to predefined functions for Oracle E-Business Suite products. The few exceptions are documented in the relevant manuals or product notes.

Web HTML

The fields in the Web HTML and Web Host are only required if your function will be accessed from Oracle Application Framework. You do not need to enter any of these fields for functions based on Oracle Developer forms.

HTML Call

The last section of your function URL is the HTML Call. The HTML Call is used to activate your function. The function may be either a static web page or a procedure.

The syntax for this field depends on the function type.

For functions used with Mobile Application Server, enter the full name of your java class file, including <package name>.<class name>. The class name and package name are case sensitive. Mobile Application Server will try to load this class from the classpath as it is. For example, 'oracle.apps.mwa.demo.hello.HelloWorld'.

Web Host

The fields in the Web HTML and Web Host are optional and only enabled for some types of functions. These fields apply only to Oracle Application Framework functions.

Host Name

The URL (universal resource locator) or address required for your function consists of three sections: the Host Name, Agent Name, and the HTML Call. The Host name is the IP address or alias of the machine where the Web server is running.

Agent Name

The second section of your function URL is the Oracle Web Agent. The Oracle Web Agent determines which database is used when running your function. Defaults to the last agent used.

Icon

Enter the name of the icon used for this function.

Secured

Secured is only required when your function is accessed by Oracle Workflow. Checking Secured enables recipients of a workflow email notification to respond using email.

Encrypt Parameters

Checking Encrypt Parameters adds a layer of security to your function to ensure that a user cannot access your function by altering the URL in their browser window. You must define Encrypt Parameters when you define your function to take advantage of this feature.

Region

The fields on this page are for future use.

Menus Window

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Used to define a new menu or modify an existing menu.

A menu is a hierarchical arrangement of functions and menus of functions. Each responsibility has a menu assigned to it.

You can build a custom menu for that responsibility using predefined forms. However, we recommend that you do not disassociate a form from its developer-defined menus.

After you save your changes in this form, a request is submitted to compile the menu data.

See:

Overview of Function Security

Implementing Function Security

Before you define your menu, perform the following:

Menus Block

Menu entries detail the options available from your menu.

Menu

Choose a name that describes the purpose of the menu. Users do not see this menu name.

Note: Once the menu is saved, this menu name cannot be updated.

View Tree...

Once you have defined a menu, you can see its hierarchical structure using the "View Tree..." button. See: Menu Viewer.

User Menu Name

You use the user menu name when a responsibility calls a menu or when one menu calls another.

Menu Type

Specify a menu type to describe the purpose of your menu. Options include:

In addition, see the section on Oracle Application Framework menu types.

Menu Entries Block

Fields include the following:

Sequence

Enter a sequence number to specify where a menu entry appears relative to other menu entries in a menu. The default value for this field is the next whole sequence number.

Important: You can only use integers as sequence numbers.

A menu entry with a lower sequence number appears before a menu entry with a higher sequence number.

You cannot replace a menu entry sequence number with another sequence number that already exists. If you want to add menu entries to a menu entry sequence, carefully renumber your menu entries to a sequence range well outside the sequence range you want, ensuring that you do not use existing sequence numbers. Once you save this work, you can go back and renumber each entry to have the final sequence number you want.

Navigator Prompt

Enter a user-friendly, intuitive prompt your menu displays for this menu entry. You see this menu prompt in the hierarchy list of the Navigator window.

Tip: Enter menu prompts that have unique first letters so that power users can type the first letter of the menu prompt to choose a menu entry.

Submenu

Call another menu and allow your user to select menu entries from that menu.

Function

Call a function you wish to include in the menu. A form function (form) appears in the Navigate window and allows access to that form. Other non-form functions (subfunctions) allow access to a particular subset of form functionality from this menu.

Description

Descriptions appear in a field at the top of the Navigate window when a menu entry is highlighted.

Grant

The Grant check box should usually be checked. Checking this box indicates that this menu entry is automatically enabled for the user. If this is not checked then the menu entry must be enabled using additional data security rules.

For more information on grants, see Overview of Data Security and Grants.

Menu Viewer

The Menu Viewer is a read-only window that provides a hierarchical view of the submenus and functions of a menu, and also lists properties of the menus and functions.

You can launch the viewer from the Menus form by clicking on the "View Tree..." button. The viewer will appear for the menu specified in the Menus form.

Note: When you are creating or editing a new menu, your changes must be committed to the database before you will be able to see them in the Menu Viewer.

Functionality

The Menu Viewer consists of two panes, one showing the menu tree and the other the node properties.

Menu Tree

To view the menu tree, click on the plus (+) sign next to the menu. You will see a hierarchical tree with a number of nodes. Each node represents a function or submenu of your main menu.

Note: The menu tree displays the user menu name for the main menu, and displays the prompts from the Menus form for submenus and functions. If no prompt has been specified, then no label will appear for the node.

To print a menu tree, choose Print from the File menu.

Node Properties

To view properties of a particular menu or function, highlight the node in the menu tree. The node properties will appear in the Properties pane. You can create a separate Properties page for a node by clicking the "push pin" button at the top of the Properties pane.

The entry's sequence number, prompt, and description are shown.

View Options

The View menu provides options on how the viewer displays your menu.

You can specify whether the Node Properties pane, the toolbar, or the status bar are displayed. You can also choose the display style in which you view your menu tree.

Display Styles

There are three styles for viewing your menu tree. You can select one from the View menu or from the buttons on the toolbar.

Variable Description
Vertical Menu entries are displayed vertically, similar to how they appear in the Navigator window when you log on to Oracle E-Business Suite.
Interleaved Menu entries are displayed horizontally and vertically.
Org-Chart Menu entries are displayed horizontally as in an organizational chart.

Edit Menu

From the Edit menu you can bring up a Properties window for the node you have highlighted in the menu tree.

Note: You can view the properties for your menu or function here, but you cannot edit them.

You can view and edit your Preferences for the Menu Viewer. You can choose colors for your menu tree pane as well as the text font and size.

Objects

Use these pages to find, create, and edit data objects. You define objects to be secured in the Data Security system.

Objects can be tables or views. An object must be queryable in SQL, and the combination of primary key columns specified must be a unique key.

In these pages, objects are described with the following

Related Topics

Overview of Data Security

Find Objects

Use this page to find an existing object.

Simple Search

Name

The display name of the object.

Code

The object name.

Application Name

The object's owning application.

Database Object Name

The database object name.

Advanced Search

Use the Advanced Search screen to find data that meet a set of criteria. With the Advanced Search screen, you can enter in special conditions based on the given fields, and the search results will consist of all data that match the conditions.

For example, for a specified application, you can search for all objects whose name begins with a letter before "P". (Note: all uppercase letters precede all lowercase letters for this type of search).

Search Results

The search results are shown in a table with the following columns:

To update an object, click on the icon under the Update column.

Update Object

Use this page to update the fields listed below for an object. You cannot change the internal Object Name of an existing object.

Display Name

Enter a user-friendly name for the object.

Application Name

The owning application for the object. This application owns the database table on which the object is based.

Database Object Name

Typically this is a table in the database.

Description

Enter a description for the object.

Create Object

Use this page to create a new object. Enter the following information:

Name

Enter a user-friendly name for the object.

Code

Enter a code that will be used as an internal name for the object. This name cannot include spaces and can include underscores and hyphens. You cannot update the object name after the object is created and saved.

Application Name

The owning application for the object. This application owns the database table on which the object is based.

Database Object

Typically this is a table in the database.

Description

Enter a description for the object.

Object Column Details

Enter in information on the primary key for the object (n below indicates an integer between 1 and 5). The primary key is used to identify rows (object instances) for inclusion in object instance sets.

PKn Column Name

The primary key column name.

PKn Column Type

The datatype for the column.

Object Detail

This page provides the following information for an object:

Columns

You can also view details on columns that comprise the primary key (n below indicates an integer between 1 and 5):

Instances of an object can be grouped together into an object instance set. For example, you may want to create a group of projects or a group of items. To create and manage objects instance sets, click on the "Manage Object Instance Sets" button.

Click on the "Return to Object Search" link to go back to the main Objects page.

Delete Object

Confirm the deletion of an object from this page. Review the information shown, and click the "Delete" button.

Related Topics

Object Details

Object Instance Sets

After you create an object you can create a set of instances of the object. For example, you could define the object "User" corresponding to the User table. Each row in the User table becomes an instance of the User object. Users in the sales organization could then be grouped into an Object Instance Set named "Sales Organization".

Object Instance Sets are described by the following:

Manage Object Instance Set

Use this page to manage existing object instance sets or create new ones.

The following object information is displayed:

Existing Object Instance Sets

To update an object, click on the icon under the Details column to open up the Update Object page.

To delete a row, click on the icon under the Delete icon, or select the object and click the Delete button.

To return to the main Objects page, click on the "Return to Object Search" link.

Related Topics

Objects

Create Object Instance Set

The containing object's Name, Display Name, Application ID, Database Object Name, and Description are shown.

Enter the following for the Object Instance Set:

Code

Enter a name that will be used internally for the object instance set. This name cannot include spaces and can include underscores and hyphens. The Object Instance Set Name cannot be updated once the object instance set has been created and saved.

Name

Enter a user-friendly, descriptive name to appear in the Grants pages.

Description

Enter a description for the object instance set.

Predicate

This predicate determines which object instances are included in the set. Do not include "WHERE" in your entry, but only the body of the WHERE clause.

Update Object Instance Set

The containing object's Name, Display Name, Application ID, Database Object Name, and Description are shown.

Note: The Object Instance Set Name cannot be updated after the object instance set has been created and saved.

Display Name

Enter a user-friendly, descriptive name to appear in the Grants pages.

Description

Enter a description for the object instance set.

Predicate

This predicate determines which object instances are included in the set. Do not include "WHERE" in your entry, but only the body of the WHERE clause.

Delete Object Instance Set

Confirm the deletion of an object from this page. Review the information shown, and click the "Delete" button.

Related Topics

Object Instance Set Details

Object Instance Set Details

Details of an object instance set are shown on this page.

The containing object's Name, Display Name, Application ID, Database Object Name, and Description are shown.

The following is shown for the object instance set:

Use the "Return to Manage Object Instance Sets" to return to the main page.

Related Topics

Object Instance Sets

Grants

The HTML-based pages for maintaining Grants can be accessed from the Functional Administrator responsibility. For more information on this responsibility, see:Overview of Functional Administrator and Functional Developer Responsibilities, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

Search Grants

Use this page to search for grants.

You can search using the following criteria:

Create Grant

Use these pages to create a grant. Grants are used to manage user access to product functionality. In these pages you give access to functions to specified users.

Related Topics

Overview of Data Security

Define Grant

In this page you specify basic information for the grant.

To define a grant:

  1. Enter a name and description for your grant.

  2. Enter effective dates for your grant.

  3. Enter the security context information.

    The security context defines the circumstances in which the grant is active.

    For Grantee, you can select a single user, a role, or global (all users and roles).

  4. For Operating Unit, specify an operating unit if you want your grant to apply to a specific one.

  5. For Responsibility, specify a responsibility if you want your grant to apply to a specific one.

  6. Enter the Data Security information if you are creating a data security policy for an object. The grant applies to the object you specify.

    If you are not creating a data security policy, you will skip the next step.

    Note: You cannot change a data security policy once it has been saved. You can delete it or provide an end date to a data security policy.

Select Object Data Context

If you specified that your grant applies to a single object, you add context for that object in this page.

Choose one of the following:

Define Object Parameters and Select Set

If you selected either an object instance or an instance set earlier, you can further customize the resulting set by additional information for the data context.

Additionally, you can select either a permission set or a navigation menu that can additionally specify how the grant will be applied in the security context.

For an instance set:

  1. In the Predicate region, the predicate that defines the instance set is shown. In the Instance Set Details region, specify the values for the parameters to be used in the predicate above.

  2. Select the permission set or navigation menu set that defines the grantee's access.

For an instance:

  1. In the Instance Details region, specify information identifying the instance.

  2. Select the permission set or navigation menu set that defines the grantee's access.

Review and Finish

Use this page to review the definition of your grant. Click Finish to save your work.

Update Grant

Use this page to update the definition of your grant.

View Grant

Use this page to view details for a grant, including:

You can update or delete a grant from this page.

Functions

Use these pages to define new functions. A function is a part of an application's functionality that is registered under a unique name for the purpose of assigning it to, or excluding it from, a responsibility.

You can search for functions from the main page.

Function Types

When you define a function, you assign it one of the following types:

Related Topics

Form Functions Window

Search

Using Simple Search, You can search for functions using the following criteria:

Advanced Search

Using Advanced Search, you can be more flexible with your criteria, as well as search on the description field.

Create Function

Use these pages to create a function.

  1. Specify a name for the function.

  2. Specify a code for the function. The code is the internal name for the function. Once the function has been saved, the code cannot be updated.

  3. Specify a type for the function.

  4. For context dependence, specify 'None' or Responsibility.

  5. If you are defining a form function, select the name and application of your form. If the function applies to a specific object, select the object name and specify parameters.

Note: Maintenance Mode Support is reserved for future use only.

Update Function

Use this page to update an existing function. Note that you cannot update the code for an existing function.

To update a function:

  1. Specify a name for the function.

  2. If this function applies to a specific object, specify the object.

  3. Specify a type for the function.

  4. For context dependence, specify 'None' or Responsibility.

To update function details:

  1. If this is a form function, select the name and application of your form.

  2. If the function applies to a specific object, you can update the object name and specify parameters.

In updating menus,

Note: Maintenance Mode Support is reserved for future use only.

Duplicate Function

Use this page to duplicate an existing function.

Note that you must enter a unique code for the new function you are creating.

To duplicate a function:

  1. Specify a name for the function.

  2. Specify a code for the function. The code is the internal name for the function. Once the function has been saved, the code cannot be updated.

  3. Specify a type for the function.

  4. Specify the level of maintenance mode support for the function.

  5. For context dependence, specify 'None' or Responsibility.

  6. If you are defining a form function, select the name and application of your form. If the function applies to a specific object, select the object name and specify parameters.

View Function

Use this page to view details on an existing function.

You can update and duplicate a function from this page. If the function is not on a menu, you can also delete the function.

Delete Function

Use this page to delete a function.

Navigation Menus

Define a new menu or modify an existing menu.

A menu is a hierarchical arrangement of functions and menus of functions. Each responsibility has a menu assigned to it.

You can build a custom menu for that responsibility using predefined forms. However, we recommend that you do not disassociate a form from its developer-defined menus.

Before creating a menu, perform the following:

Terms

Terms used in defining menus include:

If you are creating a menu to be used with Oracle Application Framework, see the Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide, available from My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1087332.1, Oracle Application Framework Release Notes, Release 12.1.3.

Search for Menus

Enter any of the following criteria for the menu:

Create Navigation Menu

Use this page to create a navigation menu.

  1. Choose a user-friendly name that describes the purpose of the menu.

  2. Enter a code for the menu. Choose an internal name that indicates the purpose of the menu. Users do not see this menu code.

  3. Optionally specify a menu type and description to describe the purpose of your menu.

Add your information for your menu entries using the Menu Builder.

  1. Enter a prompt for your menu entry.

    Enter a user-friendly, intuitive prompt your menu displays for this menu entry. You see this menu prompt in the hierarchy list of the Forms Navigator window.

    Tip: Enter menu prompts that have unique first letters so that power users can type the first letter of the menu prompt to choose a menu entry.

  2. If this menu entry is a menu itself (a submenu), enter in the menu name.

    You can call another menu and allow your user to select menu entries from that menu.

  3. If this menu entry is a function, enter in the function name.

    Call a function you wish to include in the menu.

  4. Specify the function type.

  5. Apply your changes.

If you want to reorder the menu entries, click the Reorder button.

Menu Manager

Once you have your menu defined, you can update its list of entries in the Menu Manager tab.

Hierarchy of Children

The Hierarchy of Children subtab provides information on the child nodes within the menu structure. Child nodes are either functions or menus (submenus). Child nodes are displayed in a hierarchy with the following information, as applicable: display name, internal menu name, function name, type, and description.

Direct Parents

The Direct Parents subtab allows the user to see the direct parent(s), if any, of the navigation menu. A direct parent is a menu that contains this menu directly as a submenu. This feature is useful in identifying the direct impact of any changes that may be made to this menu.

For each parent, the prompt and internal menu name is shown.

Grants

The Grants subtab displays the associated grants that secure the navigation menu.

For each associated grant the following is shown: name, grantee type, grantee, valid dates, data context type, object, and instance set.

Update Menu

Use this page to update an existing navigation menu.

All fields can be updated except for the menu code.

The direct parents of a menu can be deleted in the Direct Parents tab.

You cannot update a parent menu from this tab. You must navigate to the parent menu record itself to update it.

Note: You cannot replace an existing parent menu with another menu, as the parent menu is used as the primary key of the hierarchy mapping. Instead, you have to delete this existing (child) menu and add a new menu. Also, the sequence number cannot be updated since it is the primary key. You can update the prompt and description.

Duplicate Menu

Use this page to duplicate a menu and copy its hierarchy of children. You must give the duplicate menu and new code (internal name).

View Menu

Use this page to view details of a menu.

Delete Menu

Use this page to delete a menu.

Note that you cannot delete a referenced menu. A menu can be referenced by any of the following:

Permissions

A permission is the smallest unit of securable action that can be performed on the system. A permission can either be abstract permissions or executable functions (menu). It can either be a system level permission or be sensitive to a data context. For example, a particular JSP page may be an executable permission and "View Person" may be an abstract permission.

The Permissions pages can be accessed from the Functional Administrator and Functional Developer responsibilities. For more information on these, see:Overview of Functional Administrator and Functional Developer Responsibilities, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

You can search for permissions from the main page. You can update, duplicate, or remove a permission found in your search results. You can also create a new permission from this page.

Search for permissions using the following criteria:

Create Permission

Use these pages to create a permission.

  1. Specify a name for the permission.

  2. Specify a code for the permission. The code is the internal name for the permission. Once the permission has been saved, the code cannot be updated.

  3. If this permission applies to a specific object, specify the object.

  4. If you want to add this permission to a permission set now, select a permission set.

Update Permission

Use this page to update an existing permission.

Note that you cannot update the code (internal name) for the permission.

  1. You can specify a new name for the permission.

  2. You can specify a new object if the permission applies to a specific object.

You can update the permission set information as well:

  1. To add this permission to a permission set, select a permission set from the list of values for "Add this to a Permission Set".

  2. To delete this permission from a permission set, select the permission set in the table and click the Remove button.

Select the Apply button to save your changes.

Duplicate Permission

Use this page to duplicate an existing permission.

Note that you must enter a unique code for the new permission you are creating.

  1. Specify a name for the permission.

  2. Specify a code for the permission. The code is the internal name for the permission. Once the permission has been saved, the code cannot be updated.

  3. If this permission applies to a specific object, specify the object.

  4. If you want to add this permission to a permission set now, select a permission set.

View Permission

Use this page to view details on an existing permission.

You can update or duplicate a permission from this page. You can delete a permission from this page if it does not belong to a permission set.

Delete Permission

Use this page to delete a permission.

Permission Sets

Permission sets provide a way to group related permissions together. You can create a new permission set from this page.

The Permission Sets HTML-based pages can be accessed from the Functional Administrator and Functional Developer responsibilities. For more information on these, see:Overview of Functional Administrator and Functional Developer Responsibilities, Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration.

You can search for permission sets using the following criteria:

You can update, duplicate, or delete permission sets found in your search.

Create Permission Set

Use this page to create a permission set.

  1. Specify a name for the permission set.

  2. Specify a code for the permission set. The code is the internal name for the permission set. Once the permission set has been saved, the code cannot be updated.

Use the Permission Set Builder to add permissions to your new permission set. You can also add existing permission sets to the new permission set.

Update Permission Set

Use this page to update an existing permission set.

You can specify a new name for the permission set. Note that you cannot update the code (internal name) for the permission set.

If you want to update which permissions and permission sets belong to this permission set, use the Permission Set Builder to do so.

Permission Set Manager

Once you have your permission set defined, you can update the contents of the permission set in the Permission Set Manager tab.

Hierarchy of Children

The Hierarchy of Children subtab provides information on the child nodes in the permission set structure. A child node is either a permission or permission set. Child nodes are displayed in a hierarchy with the following information: display name, permission set name (if applicable), permission name (if applicable), and description.

Direct Parents

The Direct Parents subtab allows you to see the permission sets, if any, that include the current permission set. This feature is useful in identifying the direct impact of any changes that may be made to this permission set.

Grants

The Grants subtab displays the associated grants that secure the navigation menu.

For each associated grant, the name, grantee type, grantee, valid dates, data context type, object name, and instance set name is displayed.

Duplicate Permission Set

Use this page to duplicate an existing permission set.

Note that you must enter a unique code for the new permission set you are creating.

  1. Specify a name for the permission set.

  2. Specify a code for the permission set. The code is the internal name for the permission set. Once the permission set has been saved, the code cannot be updated.

If you want to update which permissions and permission sets belong to this permission set, use the Permission Set Builder to do so.

View Permission Set

Use this page to view details on an existing permission set.

Click Update to update the permission set.

Delete Permission Set

Use this page to delete a permission set. If a permission set is a child of another permission set, it cannot be deleted without first being removed from its parent permission set.

Compile Security Concurrent Program

Use this concurrent program to compile your menu data. Compiling your menu data allows for the system to determine more quickly whether a function is available to a particular responsibility/menu.

A request to run this program is automatically submitted when you make changes using the Menus form.

Parameter

Everything

This parameter takes the value Yes or No. "No" is used to recompile only those entities that are marked as needing recompilation. "Yes" is used to recompile all entities, and can take a long time. "No" is the default value.

Function Security Reports

Use the function security reports to document the structure of your menus. You can use these reports as hardcopy to document your customized menu structures before upgrading your Oracle E-Business Suite software.

The function security reports consist of the Function Security Functions Report, the Function Security Menu Report, and the Function Security Navigator Report.

These reports are available through the Function Security Menu Reports request set. For each report, specify the responsibility whose function security you want to review.

Note: If a function and a menu are associated with the same menu entry and the function is excluded then the submenu and its children are also excluded.

If the submenu is also included on another branch of the menu (same level or higher) than the submenu and functions will be included and should be on the reports assuming all other function security conditions are met.

Function Security Function Report

Specify a responsibility when submitting the report. The report output lists the functions accessible by the specified responsibility.

The report does not include items excluded by function security rules.

Function Security Menu Report

Specify a responsibility when submitting the report. The report output lists the complete menu of the responsibility, including all submenus and functions.

The report indicates any excluded menu items with the rule that excluded it.

Function Security Navigator Report

Specify a responsibility when submitting the report. The report output lists the menu as it appears in the navigator for the responsibility specified.

This report does not include items excluded by function security rules, or non-form functions that do not appear in the navigator.

Users of a Responsibility Report

This report documents who is using a given responsibility. Use this report when defining or editing application users.

Report Parameters

Application Name

Choose the name of the application to which the responsibility you want in your report belongs.

Responsibility Name

Choose the name of the responsibility you want in your report.

Report Heading

The report heading indicates the application name and responsibility for which you requested a report.

Column Headings

User Name

The name of the user who is assigned to the responsibility.

Start Date

The date the responsibility became active for the user.

End Date

The date the responsibility either becomes inactive or became inactive for the user. If no end date appears for a user, then this responsibility is always enabled for the user.

Description

The description of the user who is assigned to the responsibility.

Related Topics

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

Defining a Responsibility

Overview of Function Security

Responsibilities field help

Users field help

Active Responsibilities Report

This report shows all the responsibilities that are currently active, the users who can currently access each responsibility, and the start and end dates when they can access the responsibility.

Report Parameters

None.

Report Heading

This displays the name of the report, the date and time the report was run, and the page number.

Column Headings

Application Name

The name of the application associated with the responsibility.

Responsibility Name

The name of the currently active responsibility.

User Name

The name of the user who can currently access the responsibility.

Start Date

The date when the user can begin accessing the responsibility.

End Date

The date when the user can no longer access the responsibility. See: Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security.

Related Topics

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

Defining a Responsibility

Responsibilities field help

Users field help

Active Users Report

This report shows all the usernames that are both currently active and have at least one active responsibility. It also displays all the responsibilities that users can access, and the start and end dates when they can access each responsibility.

Report Parameters

None.

Report Heading

The report heading displays the name of the report, the date that the report was run, and the page number.

Column Headings

User Name

The Oracle E-Business Suite name of the currently active user. The start and end dates that you specify in the Users window determine whether a username is currently active.

Application Name

The name of the application associated with the responsibility.

Responsibility Name

The name of the currently active responsibility.

Start Date

The date when the user can begin accessing the responsibility. You can specify a start date when you assign the responsibility to the user in the Responsibilities block of the Users window.

End Date

The date when the user can no longer access the responsibility. You specify an end date when you assign the responsibility to the user in Responsibilities block of the Users window.

Reports and Sets by Responsibility Report

This report identifies which reports (and other concurrent programs) and report sets are included in the request security groups available to any given responsibility. Use this report when defining or editing responsibilities.

Report Parameters

If you enter no parameters, the report documents all reports and report sets accessible from each responsibility.

Application Short Name

Choose the application name associated with the responsibility whose available reports and report sets you wish to report on.

If you do not choose an application name, the report documents all reports and report sets accessible from each responsibility.

Responsibility Name

Choose the name of a responsibility whose available reports and report sets you wish to report on. You must enter a value for Application Short Name before entering a value for Responsibility Name.

Report Headings

The report headings list the report parameters you specify, and provide you with general information about the contents of the report.

Related Topics

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite Security

Defining Request Security

Responsibilities field help