So, let’s go through an example. You’ve implemented a BI platform across multiple departments including executive, finance, and sales. How would this look using ABAC to set up governance?
Using the above example, once you set up user attributes for the next new employee to be in the sales team as part of the western region, they would immediately have access to the platform, to the sales folder, and see data associated to the western territory in the sales analytics app. Let self-service begin!
Sounds simple, but the hardest part is back at the beginning – making sure you have defined the roles and responsibilities accurately, by user group and not by individual user. According to Kehinde, if you have to start changing rules for a single user or doing one-off exceptions, then you may need to go back to the drawing board and re-think the strategy. But, if you have set up ABAC properly, using the security capabilities already inherent in Qlik, not only will you save time and money from manually controlling security, but likely be well positioned to pass any audit.
If you want to learn more about data and security governance, or how Qlik Consulting can help you set it up to facilitate your organizational growth, visit qlik.com/consulting.