JD Edwards Security Found In the ‘Q’
November 12, 2013 Alex Woodie
Q Software yesterday announced Security Manager Pro, a new utility that automates the process of rolling out and managing role-based security and segregation of duties (SoD) in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environments.
The UK-based company’s new offering is designed to work closely with the security controls built into EnterpriseOne version 9. Specifically, Security Manager Pro takes over the management and implementation of task views, roles, and access control in the ERP environments. Many EnterpriseOne administrators try to use spreadsheets to manage these aspects of EnterpriseOne security, Q Software says, but soon run into difficulties with this approach.
With Security Manager Pro, administrators have a place to design and test their EnterpriseOne security environment before going live with it. The design phase includes assigning roles to individuals and groups, and assigning which roles have access to specific JDE objects. The software also provides the option to create sub-roles that can be applied to full roles as needed.
Once the access control is set and the roles and sub-roles are in place, administrators can test the controls in the prebuild stage. This allows administrators to check the security against requirements, such as SoD rules, for example. Once the access control is validated, the software generates the live F00950 table that EnterpriseOne uses to manage security.
Security Manager Pro, which replaces Q Software’s old E1 Config product, can reduces the effort of designing and implementing EntepriseOne security by up to 80 percent, the company says. Compared to the old product, the new software’s GUI makes it easy to view and manage EnterpriseOne security tasks, the company says.