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Connection Profiles are not Available to Other Users

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Article ID: 202086

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Products

CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

A. According to the documentation:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/devops/test-data-management/4-9/provisioning-test-data/defining-test-data/defining-test-data-using-the-ca-tdm-portal/create-and-edit-connection-profiles.html

In scenarios where a connection profile that is shared with a group is used in both the interfaces—CA TDM Portal and Datamaker, we recommend that you create this connection profile in Datamaker and then use it across both the interfaces, as required.


B. However, in trying to share the connection profile in TDM portal
it does not work

Here is an example on a test server:
1. UserA creates a user group. 
2. UserA adds UserB to the user group.
3. UserA creates a connection profile, intending to share the connection with UserB.
    UserB creates a connection profile, intending to share the connection with UserA.
4. UserA and UserB both log in to use each other's connection profile.

Expected: UserA and UserB should see each other's shared connection profile.
Actual: Both UserA and UserB does not see the shared connection profile, even if they are added to the Admin group. They only see their own created profile.


Example: UserA and UserB only sees the profile they created, even though they are in the same group.

 

Environment

Release : 4.9.1

Component : CA Test Data Manager - TDM Web Portal

Resolution

This is working as designed. 

The shared connection profile is not meant to be shared from user to user, group to group.

In all versions, every user can only view and edit their own created connection profiles.

Recently, there was a change to allow the superuser administrator to view and edit all connection profiles and edit it so as to manage the increasing number of connection profiles.