Tip #1207: Check applied entity permissions in portals

Liquid is a great templating language adding flexibility to your Dynamics 365 Portal templates. However, as any abstraction, it hides some of the things happening under the hood, including some security filtering. Consider this fragment running on authenticated page: And… the count is 2 while expected to be the total number of contacts in this […]

Tip #1147: Revisiting Queues and Teams

Almost two years ago I wrote on the merits of using Teams vs Queues for managing Cases. While I stand behind what I wrote (Teams are simpler but Queues are more powerful) another element raised its head recently which is worthy of consideration if you are going down the path of setting up Case management. […]

Tip #305: Missing Users

After you CRM 2015 upgrade, the users, teams, and roles should now appear in the Settings area under “Security Management.” However, what should you do if the new security management section is missing? Create a solution containing your sitemap and export it out. Edit the sitemap  and add the following subarea to the settings area: […]

Tip #166: Become role customizer ninja

Role Editor

If you frequently modify security role and your wrist hurts because of all tiny mouse movements, there are some undocumented explicit links on the role dialog that could make your life much easier. Clicking on the entity name (e.g. Account) will cycle all privileges for this entity (i.e. Create, Read, etc) through all access levels […]

Tip #165: 1:1 with security twist

Usability of 1:1 relationships stretches far beyond UI candy. They can become a very useful tool that secures parts of the same logical record. For example, financial services company might use account entity to hold information about their customers but due to Chinese walls within the company, investment manager should not be able to access […]