Attribute

The Security Attribute document is used to activate and deactivate accounting line attributes for use in configuring security.† The table below lists all attributes on which security may be based.

Note: The attributes that may be used to configure security are hard coded. New attributes cannot be added by individual institutions without modifying code.

Account line attributes available for use in configuring security

Attributes that may be activated

Result of activation

Account

The account number entered into the accounting line is compared to the userís access security value in the applicable security model. Note that Chart is not considered in the evaluation of this form of security access.

Chart

The chart specified on the accounting line is compared to the userís access security value in the applicable security model.

Chart-Descend Hierarchy

The userís access security is compared to the chart codes that report up to the chart code that has the security access restrictions.

Object Consolidation

The access security restriction is derived from the object consolidation code associated with the object level code of the object code entered into the accounting line.

Object Level

The access security restriction is derived from the object level code associated with the object code entered into the accounting line.

Organization

The organization specified on the accounting line is compared to the userís access security value in the applicable security model.

Organization-Descend Hierarchy

The userís access security is compared to the organization codes that report up to the organization code that has the security access restrictions.

Principal Investigator

The access security restriction is derived from the project directors and their associated accounts with an award. Currently, the application requires users to enter the accounts as the security value. The project directors who are permitted to access the accounts are derived from the awards.

Project Code

The project code specified on the accounting line is compared to the userís access security value in the applicable security model.

Sub Account

The sub-account specified on the accounting line is compared to the userís access security value in the applicable security model.


When the user chooses the Attribute option, the system displays the Security Attribute Lookup screen. After the user searches for and selects an attribute to edit, the system displays the Security Attribute document.

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