What is "Act As" Functionality?
One user can be enabled to act for another user in Oracle BI Presentation Services. When a user (called the Proxy User) acts as another (called the Target user), the proxy user can access the objects in the catalog for which target user has permission.
This functionality is useful for IT Support to troubleshoot object access problems reported by OBI users.
Levels of "Act As" Functionality
Each Proxy User is assigned an Authority level, also called Proxy Level. This determines privileges and permissions granted to the proxy user when accessing target user's objects.
Restricted Proxy Level
- Proxy user only has Read-Only permissions to target user's objects.
- Proxy user are restricted by their own Privileges, and do not inherit Target users privileges.
Full Proxy Level
- Permissions and Privileges are inherited from Target user's account.