Assigning users to business entities

You must complete a series of steps to assign users to business entities. Data Warehouse accommodates multiple tenancy (often shortened to “multi-tenancy” or “multitenancy”) in reporting by allowing you to associate users with one or more business entities. This enables administrators to separate data or reports according to user attributes or user affiliation.


  1. Log in to the Data Warehouse Portal as administrator at https://hostname/dwh, where hostname is the name of the system where OnCommand Insight Data Warehouse is installed.

  2. On the Data Warehouse toolbar, click oci reporting portal icon to open the Reporting Portal.

  3. Enter your user name and password and click Login.

  4. From the Launch menu, select IBM Cognos Administration.

  5. Click the Security tab:

  6. In the Directory, select Cognos.

  7. Create a new subfolder in the Cognos folder called “BEs”, for business entities.

  8. Open the BEs folder.

  9. Click the New Group icon to add groups that correspond to different permission levels.

    These permission levels can be either the full name of the business entity (for example, NetApp.N/A) or a prefix (for example, NetApp.N/A.Finance). Either of these formats enables access to all projects within the business entity (NetApp.N/A.Finance).

    The New Group wizard displays.

  10. Complete the pages of the wizard.

  11. Select a business entity and click More.

  12. Click Set members.

  13. Click Add.

  14. Select the SANscreen directory.

  15. From the list of users, select each user that you want to include in the Business Entity and add the user to the Selected Entries box.

  16. Click OK.

  17. Repeat the process of adding members to each of the business entity groups.