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Secure SQL Access for Dashboards

The Dashboard Designer has an SQL filter that allows greater control over a database query. By default, this feature is restricted to administrative users. To change these settings, follow the instructions below:
  1. Ensure that the BA Server is not currently running; if it is, run the stop-pentaho script.
  2. Open the /pentaho-solutions/system/dashboards/settings.xml file with a text editor.
  3. Locate the following line and modify it accordingly:
    <!-- roles with sql execute permissions -->
    <sql-execute-roles>Administrator</sql-execute-roles>
    Note: Values are separated by commas, with no spaces between roles.
  4. Locate the following line and modify it accordingly:
    <!-- users with sql execute permissions -->
    <sql-execute-users>Administrator</sql-execute-users>
    Note: Values are separated by commas, with no spaces between user names.
  5. Save and close the text editor.
  6. Restart the BA Server with the start-pentaho script.
The SQL filter function is now available in Dashboard Designer to the users and roles you specified.