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Allow Certain Users to View Web Applicaton Web Analytics without Farm Administrator permissions

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  • Hi,

    I want to allow a couple of users to see the Web Analytics stats/reports at the Web Application Level, but don't want to put them into the Farm Administrators group.

    Any way I can do this?

    I know how to do it for each of the Site Collections, but want to allow them to see the Web Application Level stats from within Central Administration.

    Thanks,

    Grant.

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:33 PM

Answers

  • In Central Administration -> Site Permissions, click on Permissions Level.  Create a new Permission Level with the "View Web Analytics Data" (this will automatically select View Pages and Open, as well).

    Add the user to Site Permissions, giving them the Read and new "Web Analytics" permission level direct access rights (or create a group with those rights and add them to it.

    That's it, you must give them the full URL to the Web Analytics page, however, e.g.:

    http://servername:port/_layouts/WebAnalytics/WebAppSelection.aspx?t=WebApplicationSelectionReport&l=wa

    Note that I don't have a complete import of data into my Web Analytics database, so I can't test this very thoroughly, but it should give you a starting point.


    Trevor Seward, MCC

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    Thursday, November 07, 2013 4:59 AM
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  • i would try to add new group with read permissions and add all user over here, i dont will it work or not.

    also check this one

    http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/50896/how-to-grant-permissions-to-webapp-web-analytics-reports-in-central-administrati


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    Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:01 AM
  • Hi,

    I have already tried the link you suggested, but that only suggests to either put them in the Farm Administrators group, or references Site Collection Level only.

    I definitely don't want to give the users read access to Central Administration - I only want the to view the Web Analytics stats/reports for a Web Application.

    Thanks,

    Grant.

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:13 AM
  • did you try to create another group with read permission? I dont think their is any workaround, because you cannot add administrator to this services app.

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    Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:16 AM
  • Hi,

    If I created a group and assigned read permission - where would I add the group so they could only view the Web Analytics Stats and Reports for a Web Application? The only way they can see those reports in within Central Administration.

    Thanks,

    Grant.

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:26 AM
  • I just tried this scenario as well but no luck, even with view access i can do everything if i want. I would see, if anyone from MSFT can give any inside.

    Please remember to mark your question as answered &Vote helpful,if this solves/helps your problem. ****************************************************************************************** Thanks -WS MCITP(SharePoint 2010, 2013) Blog: http://wscheema.com/blog

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 3:56 AM
  • In Central Administration -> Site Permissions, click on Permissions Level.  Create a new Permission Level with the "View Web Analytics Data" (this will automatically select View Pages and Open, as well).

    Add the user to Site Permissions, giving them the Read and new "Web Analytics" permission level direct access rights (or create a group with those rights and add them to it.

    That's it, you must give them the full URL to the Web Analytics page, however, e.g.:

    http://servername:port/_layouts/WebAnalytics/WebAppSelection.aspx?t=WebApplicationSelectionReport&l=wa

    Note that I don't have a complete import of data into my Web Analytics database, so I can't test this very thoroughly, but it should give you a starting point.


    Trevor Seward, MCC

    Follow or contact me at...
      

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 4:59 AM
    Moderator