Friday, March 13, 2015

Tool to copy security permissions in AX

Copying security roles, groups, user options and associating worker against user

The role based security works very well in AX 2012 and security development tool has also made the life of AX system administrator very charming. It was a nightmare to define security for each user in earlier versions of MS Dynamics AX. 

However, there is one area which security development tool does not cover and is often required in many occassions. That is "To Copy user roles from one user to another". Let's say we have created/imported a new user in AX and System Administrator requires to assign same role(s), existing users have, to this new added user. This requirement might come due to identical nature of work or responsibilities shared among different users. 

This tool will help you to copy users roles, users options, user groups, user's main accounts and user association with worker by creating new worker if not exists. User association with worker is required to perform different business processes in AX, one of them is purchase requisition approval.

You can download this tool from CodePlex:

Please feel free to make suggestions and improvements.