Security Upgrade Advisor Tool for Dynamics AX 2012

The security framework has undergone significant changes between AX 2009 and AX 2012. There is no automatic path for upgrade of security configuration from AX 2009 to AX 2012. In order to assist the upgrade of security settings, we have written a tool called the Security Upgrade Advisor. Security in AX 2009 Security in AX…


Enabling field level authorization in Dynamics AX 2012

Many of you might be familiar with the Table Permissions Framework (TPF) that is present in AX 2009 as well as AX 2012. Some documentation about the table permissions framework can be found http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/hh965683.aspx. In AX 2009, the Table Permissions Framework is applicable only at the table level. However, in AX 2012, it can be…


Security Development Tool for Dynamics AX 2012

Dynamics AX 2012 has a new role based security architecture. To those who have worked on AX 2009, this is a change from what they have worked before, in terms of developing security. This post will not go in great detail in an attempt to explain the new architecture. There is good documentation out there…

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Migrating security settings between different Dynamics AX 2012 instances

One of the common questions we deal with is around the migration of security settings between two Dynamics AX instances. To understand how you achieve it, let’s lay down the basics. Security in Dynamics AX 2012 consists of roles, duties and privileges. These are stored as Metadata within the AOT. A user is then assigned…

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