Last year I posted some tips on the Microsoft Dynamics AX Security Development Tool. Recently my colleague Boye Walters also wrote an episode and named it Tips on AX 2012 Security Development Tool – Part 7. Well… he fanned the fire on his topic and here is another edition: Tips on AX 2012 Security Development Tool – Part 8; focusing on the view type Duties and Privileges.

While we always focus on roles, we sometimes forget about completeness of privileges or duties. Namely in ISV development this is very important. A privilege should be able to be reused in other duties. In addition duties needs to work in various roles. For example if a new Duty called “Maintain rentals” is created you would like to have this person be able to maintain rental items, but he should also be able to view related transactions.

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When you read the title of this blog post you might think this post is about changes during the lifecycle of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Or maybe it is related to the security framework in older versions (AX 2009), the current version (AX 2012) or the new Microsoft Dynamics AX (aka ‘AX 7’). Well, it’s not. This post will tell you about a standard feature to restrict access on past, current and future records for tables which supports date effective data. It is called “Date effective policies”.

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In several environments I have seen some wrong security role names or other artifacts. Then instead of the role name it will display a label ID. This post will inform you about how to solve this issue in your environment if you encounter a similar issue.

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Sometimes companies are in the need to change the fiscal book year to another start and end date. It is possible to change a fiscal calendar for legal entities in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This post is a walkthrough to guide you through the steps to achieve the desired result.

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