You can access global connection objects from all folders in the repository and use them in any session. The Workflow Manager assigns owner permissions to the user who creates the connection object. The owner has all permissions. You can change the owner but you cannot change the owner permissions. You can assign permissions on a connection object to users, groups, and all others for that object.
The Workflow Manager assigns default permissions for connection objects to users, groups, and all others if you enable enhanced security.
You can specify read, write, and execute permissions for each user and group. You can perform the following types of tasks with different connection object permissions in combination with user privileges and folder permissions:
View the connection object in the Workflow Manager and Repository Manager. When you have read permission, you can perform tasks in which you view, copy, or edit repository objects associated with the connection object.
Edit the connection object.
Run sessions that use the connection object.
To assign or edit permissions on a connection object, select an object from the Connection Object Browser, and click Permissions.
You can perform the following tasks to manage permissions on a connection object:
Change connection object permissions for users and groups.
Add users and groups and assign permissions to users and groups on the connection object.
List all users to see all users that have permissions on the connection object.
List all groups to see all groups that have permissions on the connection object.
List all, to see all users, groups, and others that have permissions on the connection object.
Remove each user or group that has permissions on the connection object.
Remove all users and groups that have permissions on the connection object.
Change the owner of the connection object.
If you change the permissions assigned to a user that is currently connected to a repository in a PowerCenter Client tool, the changed permissions take effect the next time the user reconnects to the repository.