Fine-Grained Access (FGA)

Fine-grained access (FGA) controls what data a user can see within a report. FGA is applied to data in these areas:

Area Control Data Point
Student College OR Department OR Program
Faculty College
Finance Fund AND Organization
Human Resources Employee Class AND Organization

If you attempt to run a report and see no data in the output and/or prompts, you do not have FGA set up. Finance and HR FGA will be set up prior to gaining Cognos security. Student and Faculty FGA should be requested along with Cognos security.

Existing Cognos users likely already have FGA set up, and it does not need to be requested again when making further security adjustments, unless the user has changed departments.

In the Cognos security request please specify what FGA should be assigned. Some examples:

  • Student FGA for department BIO
  • Student FGA for programs MBAEX, MBATRAD
  • Student FGA for ALL students
  • Faculty FGA for college BU
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