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Users - IBM TM1 User

  • 1.  Users - IBM TM1 User

    Posted 15 days ago
    What effect does selecting or not selecting 'IBM TM1 User', when setting up a user?


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    Paul Cherubin
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  • 2.  RE: Users - IBM TM1 User

    Posted 14 days ago

    Hi Paul.

    I confess I have never used this before, but it seams to me that permissions from Cognos Controller will reproduce on TM1 FAP cube if you mark that option.

    Here is some documentation for you about that:

    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/cognos-controller/10.4.2?topic=SS9S6B_10.4.2/com.ibm.swg.ba.cognos.ctrl_ug.doc/t_usurrrigh.html#usurrrigh

    To me it looks like marking that optiont will take effect only if you do have FAP configured and running.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards.





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    Gilson de Barros
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  • 3.  RE: Users - IBM TM1 User

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hello Paul,

    That option is useful only if you are using FAP. The FAP publishing process creates the users in FAP and you have the same security as you have defined in controller. 

    If you are only using controller, then this has no impact.

    Best Regards.

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    Kamlesh Lakhiani
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  • 4.  RE: Users - IBM TM1 User

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Paul,

    As Kamlesh says, it's a way of deciding if a Controller user gets created inside the FAP cube.

    The idea was to try to give the customer the flexibility of allowing them to have different numbers of TM1 users compared to Controller users, and allowing them to had flexibility about consuming IBM licences. An example scenario could be:
    • 50 Controller users
    • 100 TM1 users (reporting from that Controller data)

    In that scenario, you would create 100 users in Controller, but:
    • Only 50 users had "IBM Cognos Controller User" ticked
    • 100 users had "IBM TM1 user" ticked
    => When the FAP cube gets created, there are 100 users (and 100 permissions) defined in the TM1 cube. However it is only consuming 50 Controller licences (not 100)

    TIP: For more details, see this old IBM Technote of mine: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/299721

    However, I must caution to say that I don't think that IBM have programmed the above logic in perfectly, so I think it *may* still allow users to logon even if "IBM Cognos Controller User" is not ticked ...and it *may* still show those users in a licence report.
    • In other words, there are several bugs still present in Controller, so be careful to check things like that if you are going to take advantage of those options.

    Good luck,
    -Richard.

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    Richard Collins
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  • 5.  RE: Users - IBM TM1 User

    Posted 6 days ago

    Thanks Richard for the reply.

     

    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is FAP cube? Is it an interface between controller and or applications?

     

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    Hi Paul, As Kamlesh says, it's a way of deciding if a Controller user gets created inside the FAP cube. The idea was to try to give the customer...

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    Re: Users - IBM TM1 User

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    Apr 7, 2021 3:13 AM

    Richard Collins

    Hi Paul,

    As Kamlesh says, it's a way of deciding if a Controller user gets created inside the FAP cube.

    The idea was to try to give the customer the flexibility of allowing them to have different numbers of TM1 users compared to Controller users, and allowing them to had flexibility about consuming IBM licences. An example scenario could be:

    • 50 Controller users
    • 100 TM1 users (reporting from that Controller data)


    In that scenario, you would create 100 users in Controller, but:

    • Only 50 users had "IBM Cognos Controller User" ticked
    • 100 users had "IBM TM1 user" ticked

    => When the FAP cube gets created, there are 100 users (and 100 permissions) defined in the TM1 cube. However it is only consuming 50 Controller licences (not 100)

    TIP: For more details, see this old IBM Technote of mine:
    www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/299721

    However, I must caution to say that I don't think that IBM have programmed the above logic in perfectly, so I think it *may* still allow users to logon even if "IBM Cognos Controller User" is not ticked ...and it *may* still show those users in a licence report.

    • In other words, there are several bugs still present in Controller, so be careful to check things like that if you are going to take advantage of those options.


    Good luck,
    -Richard.

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 4/7/2021 3:13:00 AM
    From: Richard Collins
    Subject: RE: Users - IBM TM1 User

    Hi Paul,

    As Kamlesh says, it's a way of deciding if a Controller user gets created inside the FAP cube.

    The idea was to try to give the customer the flexibility of allowing them to have different numbers of TM1 users compared to Controller users, and allowing them to had flexibility about consuming IBM licences. An example scenario could be:
    • 50 Controller users
    • 100 TM1 users (reporting from that Controller data)

    In that scenario, you would create 100 users in Controller, but:
    • Only 50 users had "IBM Cognos Controller User" ticked
    • 100 users had "IBM TM1 user" ticked
    => When the FAP cube gets created, there are 100 users (and 100 permissions) defined in the TM1 cube. However it is only consuming 50 Controller licences (not 100)

    TIP: For more details, see this old IBM Technote of mine: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/299721

    However, I must caution to say that I don't think that IBM have programmed the above logic in perfectly, so I think it *may* still allow users to logon even if "IBM Cognos Controller User" is not ticked ...and it *may* still show those users in a licence report.
    • In other words, there are several bugs still present in Controller, so be careful to check things like that if you are going to take advantage of those options.

    Good luck,
    -Richard.

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    Richard Collins
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    Original Message:
    Sent: Wed April 07, 2021 02:32 AM
    From: Kamlesh Lakhiani
    Subject: Users - IBM TM1 User

    Hello Paul,

    That option is useful only if you are using FAP. The FAP publishing process creates the users in FAP and you have the same security as you have defined in controller. 

    If you are only using controller, then this has no impact.

    Best Regards.

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    Kamlesh Lakhiani


  • 6.  RE: Users - IBM TM1 User

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi Paul,

    Financial Analytics Publisher (FAP) is the portion of Controller that you can configure (if you want) to publish the Controller data from its source (typically a MS SQL database) to a TM1 (now properly known as 'Planning Analytics') cube. This is a memory cube (running on the TM1/PA server) which allows very fast reporting.

    Although FAP/TM1 comes free with Controller, it is optional to use it. Many customers do not use FAP/TM1 with Controller.

    By the way, I suggest (in future) it might be best if you post/reply to these messages on the IBM website directly (not by replying via email, which causes a lot of extra information to get stored).

    Best regards,
    -Richard.

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    Richard Collins
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