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Posted Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:13 PM
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So I've been tasked with ensuring that every object in an SSRS Report Manager folder is set to inherit its parent's security. The only way I know how to do this is to go through all 80+ objects one by one and change the settings.

This seems ridiculous to me. Is there a better way?

And this is just one problem. What happens if I'm asked to remove a specific user from a folder and all it's subfolders? Do I have to go through each object in each subfolder manually? That could literally be hundreds of objects. Is there a away to make a security change "trickle down" to all of a folder's subfolders and objects?

And these are just a couple situations... I can envision many more problems. Someone please tell me there is a better way to manage security in SSRS...
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Posted Thursday, February 20, 2014 2:11 PM


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AFAIK, yes it's manual.

The best practice is to set the most basic level of permissions on the "Home" folder, then start applying more specific permissions on folders at that level (and similarly for sub-levels)

And this is just one problem. What happens if I'm asked to remove a specific user from a folder and all it's subfolders? Do I have to go through each object in each subfolder manually?
Yes, you would have to go to each sub-folder and specify "Revert to parent Security", or in the case of removing users, you would need to choose "Edit Item Security" (which will permanently revoke the security that was inherited from its parent), then remove the user.

It bites. I wish I had better news....perhaps someone out here has a better options for you


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Posted Thursday, February 20, 2014 2:36 PM
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Well, I was afraid of that lol. Thanks though!
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