Securing Microsoft Dynamics AX

Securing Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is an established and long-standing piece of software, and the latest versions of the software have some great security features – however, security roles have not always been configured as standard in the software. If you are running an older version, and you want to make sure that your configuration meets the latest rules and regulations regarding protecting the data of your customers, then it is worth taking a few minutes to ensure that your microsoft dynamics ax security is set up correctly.

Some common considerations include making sure that your admin users are the people who are supposed to have a high level of access, and that you don’t add the wrong people to admin user groups. Pay attention to the roles that are assigned to other groups, and make sure that only specific roles get the ability to insert or edit vendor files, and generate payments.

Remember that the database audit log is a key file, and that it could contain a lot of information that you wouldn’t want to share – make sure that only specific people have access to that file, and that you do not allow people to insert new log activities unless they need that ability.

Restrict who has access to edit reports, and to do batch processing, and make sure that domain security roles are awarded carefully too.

Remember that there are super admin, supervisor, controller, accountant, warehouse, project, and other individual roles that have highly specific abilities and restrictions. You would do well to use these roles and to have strict requirements for who is assigned to each one, as well as to have carefully managed journaling.

If you are not confident in your ability to set up a secure installation yourself, or your current user base is a maze of abilities and rights without clear roles to manage, then it may make sense to have a third party do an audit and a role analysis, so that they can highlight any possible security concerns. This will help you to make the changes that your organisation needs so that you can operate in full compliance with the latest data protection rules and security concerns. You never know when there might be issues, and you do not want to have a disgruntled member of staff abuse privileges that they should not have to do damage to your business.