Pentaho metadata provides a Security Information property that allows you to define table or column level security used by the Pentaho BA Server. Before you can use this property, you must define settings in the Pentaho Metadata Editor that allow the Pentaho Metadata Editor to communicate with the BA Server. The Pentaho Metadata Editor must be able to retrieve the list of users, roles and access control lists (ACLs) needed.
Because the security information used in the business model must be retrieved from a Pentaho BA Server, you must have the following information available before you configure security:
- The base URL of the Pentaho BA Server and the name of the service that executes security information retrieval. In the demo server, the base URL is http://localhost:18080/pentaho, (or http://localhost:8080/pentaho), and the default name for the service is ServiceAction.
- The logon credentials for the BA Server.