JD Edwards 3rd party security tools

02 aug '16 - : Andrei Agavriloaiei & Gabriel Dragoi - share: LinkedIN Mail

The security mechanism both for World and EnterpriseOne is very complex. End-users need to create security restrictions in the applications to authorize the right users for the right content, to ensure data protection policies are enforced etc. These requirements generate a need for making security easier to apply and administer. There are 3rd party tools available that address this need.

We see that more and more JD Edwards end-users are using such tools. The issue with this is that licensing is not among the purposes for which these tools are built. In fact, the security restrictions they add are often insufficient to ensure consumption of the right amount of licenses. JD Edwards administrators would therefore need to add additional security rules directly into EnterpriseOne or World, just for licensing purposes. This raises two questions:

  1. Do administrators know how to do that if they have only been trained to add security using the 3rd party tools?
  2. Can the security restrictions they add directly conflict with those added from the 3rd party security tool?

Since the setup of  the security tools as well as of World or EnterpriseOne is quite complex we see many implications on licensing. Whilst it is impossible to give a one-size-fits-all advice in this matter, the message is that these situations need to be handled carefully and organizations should not forget about licensing when they configure their security rules.

This was our last article about licensing JD Edwards. More information can also be found in our white paper “JD Edwards – License Compliance Risks”. Our new white paper format is mobile friendly, so you can easily read it on your tablet or mobile phone.

Download Our Free White Paper: 
JD Edwards - License Compliance Risks

B-lay helps organizations effectively use and manage their software assets with practical solutions and services. We love helping you avoid costs, so contact us for support on your JD Edwards license issues!

Self Audit for Compliance with Zyncc

Ongoing license control is difficult to achieve, but periodic self audits can help you stay in control, remain compliant, and stay one step ahead of software publishers. Conducting these audits requires sound understanding of common mistakes and where to look for them. This can be especially challenging in a continually changing environment with new products and versions of products being deployed.

Self Audit for Compliance with Zyncc


Fill out this form to download our free whitepaper

Please make sure you've filled out the form correctly.

B-lay will use any of the data provided above in accordance with our privacy policy