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Easy Security Multiple Companies

  • 1.  Easy Security Multiple Companies

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 30 days ago
    We recently purchased Easy Security. Our implementation has added another company for Easy Security, which is causing a lot of overhead for my developer, our database and myself. We only have one company and have no plans to expand to multiple companies. Is it required/best practice to use Easy Security on it's own company?

    We are currently on Nav 2013 and upgrading to BC14 in the fall.

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    Joshua McGee
    Information Systems Manager
    Cover-Pools, Inc
    West Valley City UT
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  • 2.  RE: Easy Security Multiple Companies

    NAVUG ALL STAR
    Posted 30 days ago
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    Joshua,

    Here are some helpful Easy Security tips I got many years ago (attached).

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Steven Chinsky
    Manager
    Wipfli
    Mansfield MA
    NAVUG/BC Programming Committee Member
    NAVUG All-Star, Granite Award Recipient, MCP, DCMP
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  • 3.  RE: Easy Security Multiple Companies

    NAVUG ALL STAR
    Posted 30 days ago
    Hi Josh,  We have EasySecurity also and added it while we were running NAV2013R2.  We are now on BC14 On Premise.  EasySecurity does run in its own company.  It allows you to manage user and group permissions in a separate company and publish permissions to your actual company or companies.  Field Level permissions, however, are managed from the actual companies and not EasySecurity.

    BC14 has Group Permissions and a Permission Recorder without the need for EasySecurity.

    Once you move on beyond BC14, you'll have to say goodbye to EasySecurity.


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    Lewis Rosenberg
    IT Manager
    Mars Fishcare
    Chalfont PA
    www.apifishcare.com
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    D365UG-BC/NAVUG Board of Advisors, Chairperson Emeritus
    D365UG-BC/NAVUG Programming Committee

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  • 4.  RE: Easy Security Multiple Companies

    Posted 30 days ago
    We are running Easy Security in NAV2013 as well. I haven't noticed any of the extra overhead in development that you're talking about - what specifically is the issue?


    If you implement Field Level Security, that does add development overhead any time you have to add fields to page, for example, but that would happen regardless of the Easy Security company.

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    Jason Luchka
    Senior Enterprise Applications Analyst
    siffron
    Twinsburg OH
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  • 5.  RE: Easy Security Multiple Companies

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 30 days ago
    Thanks Jason. 


    The first issue is that it adds duplicate tables for the company, which is taking that much more space on our server and is just annoying when we are doing SQL reports. We also had an issue with our views disappearing, but I suspect that was an issue with the installation.

    The other annoyance is the added steps of publishing any security changes when we only have one company. It takes about 2 minutes longer to make a small security change because it has to publish between the two companies. 



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    Joshua McGee
    Information Systems Manager
    Cover-Pools, Inc
    West Valley City UT
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  • 6.  RE: Easy Security Multiple Companies

    Posted 30 days ago
    Yes- it does duplicate the tables in SQL, but 99.9% of them are empty so the size should be inconsequential. In your SSRS reports, I would assume your data source is set to point to your production company, so it should ignore the EasySecurity tables.

    Yes - it does add a couple of minutes to deploy security changes. It used to take ours 5-10 minutes to sync, but new server hardware got us down to 30 seconds or less.

    To my knowledge, there is no way to do it without the separate company, but i think newer versions would allow you to disable the "backups" it takes during publishing that often were the slowest part of the sync. Our version is too old for that (we've been running Easy Security since 2014).

    Good luck to you! I have personally found Easy Security to be a great tool for us.

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    Jason Luchka
    Senior Enterprise Applications Analyst
    siffron
    Twinsburg OH
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