You can now enable Security Activity Tracking to collect statistical data on the usage of the various resources and security objects within the system.
This tracking can provide accurate data on which users use particular areas of the Microsoft Dynamics GP application and can be used to assist with the creation of Security Tasks and Security Roles when designing your security model.
The feature is enabled from the Administrator Settings window. Once enabled GP Power Tools will track every call to the application level security system and log whether access was granted or denied.
The information collected is kept on a user & company, user, company and system basis, so you can analyse the data from whichever angle you wish.
The new Security Log window is used to review the captured activity information. You can view the information for any user and/or company you select. The data can be initially sorted by resource or one of the 3 count columns (Total, Granted or Denied), however once the data is displayed you can click on the column headers to change the sorting as desired.
You can select any row in the data and right click or use the Security button to drill down to the Security Information window. You can right click or use the Open button to open a window or report if you want to see which window or report it is. You can also double click to open the Resource Information to that object or resource.
Finally you can use the checkboxes to select individual resources and/or security objects, then use the Security button to create Security Tasks and Security Roles from the selected items.
You can now build your security model based on actual historical usage data from your own system.
This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.