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How to Change the Administrator Role

The default administrator role in the BA Server is Admin. If you need to give this privilege level to a different role name, follow these instructions.

Note: Role names are case sensitive, so take special care when typing in the new role name.
  1. Open the /pentaho/server/biserver-ee/pentaho-solutions/system/pentaho.xml file with a text editor.
  2. Find the <acl-voter> element, and replace its <admin-role> property with the new administrator role (NewAdmin in the examples in this procedure).
  3. Find the <acl-publisher> element, and appropriately replace all instances of Admin in the properties inside of the <default-acls> and <overrides> elements.
    <acl-entry role="NewAdmin" acl="ADMIN_ALL" />
  4. Save the file, then open applicationContext-spring-security.xml
  5. Find the filterInvocationInterceptor bean, and modify its objectDefinitionSource property accordingly. You may need to consult the Spring Security documentation to complete this step. The appropriate documentation is at
    <property name="objectDefinitionSource">
You have successfully changed the administrator role.