Changes to Menu Access

January 12th, 2018

If you’re an Administrator in FAST, then this should pique your interest!

The Menu Access form has been re-vamped and we think you’re going to love it! We’ve improved the user experience on the form by cleaning up the look of the page, adding neat sub-folders for the “child” nodes of menu headers and added an X option to quickly remove access without the need to “drag & drop” it a second time. But even more importantly, we’ve given you the ability to apply a “Cascade” option that will apply the selected role to all children on a menu.

Now this is huge! This can make the difference between grabbing that role once or twice versus 15 or more times for the very same reporting menu!


For help with this or any other Admin functionality across FAST, please don’t hesitate to inquire about custom training availability and options!


Why can’t they see the reports?

June 2nd, 2017

Do you sometimes get calls from end users on campus who can’t see or run certain reports? Here’s the thing, if you’re an Admin and you take a look at your instance of FAST, it won’t tell you what you need to know. Without any extra special “access”, you can see everything. Period.

But as an Admin, it’s also up to you to decide and define exactly what each user group gets to see in terms of report access in FAST! This is extremely granular and allows you to custom-fit your FAST environment to your institutional security requirements!

Menu Access is just the tip of the iceberg. Using the Menu Access form, you align the user groups to each menu node (or report) within the application. You can assign more than one group to each report and you can restrict certain groups as much as necessary.

If you’re ever in doubt or lose track of that great big question “who sees what?” – run the Administrative audit log called Menu Access by User for a quick, downloadable report to show you what users can see and what roles grant them access to each menu node in FAST!

This is easier than you think and we have a host of videos and Administrative training options to walk you through it!