May 2019, by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.
Of all the areas of Cognos administration the one that appears to cause the most anxiety is security. This likely is the result of the fact that there are so many ways that security can be applied within Cognos Analytics. The distinction between groups and roles, for example, and how they each should be used is one of the least understood aspects of correctly applying security in Cognos. Yet doing this correctly is the cornerstone of any successful implementation of security in Cognos.