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 ...