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Security rules

The Qlik Sense system includes an attribute-based security rules engine that uses rules as expressions to evaluate what type of access users should be granted for a resource.

The Security rules overview lists all the available security rules. The following table presents the available fields and buttons. By default, only some of the fields are displayed. You can use the column selector (Table) to add fields.

Tip noteYou can adjust the column width by dragging the header border.
Security rules overview
Field/Button Description
Name The name of the rule. Names for generated rules have the following syntax: [resource type]_[access type]_[resource name]
Description The description of the rule.
Resource filter

The type of resource that the rule applies to. An asterisk (*) indicates that the rule applies to all resources.

For generated rules, the Resource column includes the ID of the rule.


Status values: Yes or No.

Context Shows if the rule is for QMC, Hub, or Both.
Type Read only, Default, or Custom.
Tags The tags that are connected to the rule.
Conditions Shows the conditions for the security rule.
ID The security rule ID.
Created The date and time when the security rule was created.
Last modified The date and time when the security rule was last modified.
Modified by By whom the security rule was modified.
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Sort the list ascending or descending. Some columns do not support sorting.

Filter container

Type a string to filter on, or, when available, select a predefined value. All rows that match your filter criteria are displayed. You can filter on multiple columns simultaneously to narrow your search. If a filter is applied to a column, Filter container is displayed.

To remove your criteria, click Actions in the table header bar and select Clear filters and search.

You can combine filtering with searching.

Searching and filtering in the QMC


Options for clearing filter and search, selecting and deselecting all rows, and toggling wrapping.

Information noteThe option Select all rows is applied to the rows that are currently displayed. Any rows that have been filtered out before selecting all rows are disregarded, even if they were selected. The option Deselect all rows is applied to all rows, including those that were filtered out.
Table Column selector: Select which columns to display in the overview. Click Undo to reset to the default columns.

Search – both basic and more advanced searches.

Searching and filtering in the QMC

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Refresh the page.

Edit Edit the selected security rule.
Delete Delete the selected security rules.
Create new Create new Create a new security rule.
Show more The overview shows a set number of items, by default. To show more items, scroll to the end of the list and click Show more. Searching, sorting, and filtering of items is always done on the full database list of items, not only the items that are displayed.
Information note If a resource is deleted, all load balancing rules and security rules associated with that resource are deleted automatically.
Tip noteDouble-click an item in the overview to open the resource's edit page. For multiple selections, hold down Ctrl while clicking the items, or drag over the items.

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