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MOSS/BDC: Permissions question in SharePoint Server 2007 Beta

  Asked By: Carolyn    Date: Nov 02    Category: MOSS    Views: 1882

Administration (permission) question on the Beta of SharePoint Office Server 2007, using the Business Data Catalog.

What permissions do you need to give a user in order that they can add new applications in the BDC?

I am trying to add an application to the Business Data Catalog from the shared services page of Central Administration, and it is telling me that I don't have permission to do that. However I am a farm administrator and also have full control access on the shared services site. It won't let me see the BDC permissions either. Has anyone else been trying out the BDC and discovered what it takes to add new applications to te BDC?



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Answer #1    Answered By: Alison West     Answered On: Nov 02

I have had a little look at the BDC and have successfully added a
number of application definiton files and played around with the
Business data web parts.

Things to note, you can specify BDC permissions  independently from
the permissions of the SSP site collection. When you first create an
SSP the userid that creates the SSP is designated as a site
collection administrator and given full rights in the BDC. Any
subsequent users given permissions on the SSP do not automatically
have any permissions on the BDC. You need to find the person
(userid) who created the SSP and then ask them to give you at least
Edit-Import application definition permissions.

One of the first things that should be done when creating an SSP, in
my opinion, is to set an appropriate AD group as site collection
administrators, and give another or the same AD group (depending on
the requirement) full BDC permissions, so that companies don't find
themselves waiting for one person to return from holiday/sickness,