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Right-clicking "Favorites" shows too many context menu options

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Article ID: 203399

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Products

CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

In 12.2, the following were the only options available in the "Favorites" tab in the "My Catalog" perspective:

Execute
Open
Remove From Favorites
Executions
Last Report

In 12.3, the following are available:
Open
Execution Options (expandable)
Monitoring (expandable)
Move
Duplicate
Replace
Rename
Export
Add to Favorites
Create Link
Remove Link

If user is "locked down" with the following:
Authorizations on all objects (no write or delete): R X C S P M
Privileges:
Access to My Catalog
Access to Process Monitoring

The following happens for each:
Open  ==> Opens in read only
Execution Options (expandable) ==> Able to do any of these
Monitoring (expandable) ==> Able to do any of these
Move ==> Access Denied
Duplicate ==> Access Denied
Replace ==> Access Denied
Rename ==> Access Denied
Export ==> Exports
Add to Favorites ==> Error: Unable to duplicate to same folder
Create Link ==> Access Denied
Remove Link ==> Removes from Favorites

Is this as designed? What is the reason for the design change?

Environment

Release : 12.3

Component : AUTOMATION ENGINE

Resolution

The Favorites context menu having more options in 12.3 than in 12.2 is as designed. 

In 12.2, there was an "access check" which checked all permissions against the logged in user and object, then displayed only the options for the which the user had access/permission in the context menu.

Due to performance issues with this access check in 12.3, the feature was removed.  When multiple objects were selected at a time, this access check was found to slow down the menu options by a few or even tens of seconds to get the full menu.  Due to this, the complete menu is always shown, however, if a user attempts to do things that they do not have rights to do, they will be blocked with an access denied or similar warning.