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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 MDX Step by Step by C Ryan Clay Bryan C Smith and Hitachi Consulting

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Chapter 11. Implementing Dynamic Security

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Retrieve the current user’s Windows identity using MDX

  • Employ the current user’s identity to restrict access to hierarchies

  • Employ the current user’s identity to restrict access to cell data

Membership in a database role determines an end user’s access to Analysis Services data. Through a role, access to particular members of an attribute-hierarchy or even the individual cells of a cube may be controlled using MDX expressions. When an end user’s identity is part of the logic of these expressions, a role is said to employ dynamic security.

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce you to the implementation of dynamic security. It is assumed you are familiar ...

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