Microsoft Dynamics GP Security: 5 Myths and Legends

October 29 2014

Haunted by Microsoft Dynamics GP Security myths and legends 

With Halloween upon us I wanted to tackle one of the scarier areas of Microsoft Dynamics GP - security. What better way to do that than with a look at 5 myths and legends of GP security.

About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a former Microsoft MVP (2007-2018) for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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bnschulz's picture

I have stumbled onto a great site to use when I need to find which security task includes a particular GP screen. I agree with your comment not to give in and assign Power User Role out of frustration! Thanks for your article, Mark. It is right on the money! Bill Schulz

heatherr's picture

You can't go past the Support Debugging Tool when trying to troubleshoot security inside Dynamics GP. Just turn on the profiler and you can see exactly what is going on. You can also look at which users are assigned which roles - either by role or by user. Thanks Mark - I will have check out the SYSADMIN options more. Especially for use with PSTL. Cheers Heather Roggeveen