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How to hide Home link in OBIEE banner

During the development scenario, you might need to restrict access to the home link for the users.
By disabling the privileges to access the home link will cause login issues and the users will not able to see the dashboards.

This is because the default login will be pointing to the home page ‘/analytics/saw.dll?BIEEHome’.
So we can Hide this link on the Obiee Banner so that it does not appear to the user.
For this Navigate to

And find the saw.header.xml file (take a backup)
Open the file in a text editor and look for the ‘kmsgHeaderHome’ tag

Delete the ‘Home’ from the text tag

Save the file.

If you have a Custom skin or custom template then follows the steps below

Navigate to your custom analyticsRes deployment folder location and navigate to the path as shown below

Copy the saw.header.xml file from Oracle_BI home location to this location.
And make the editing of the tags here.

Do not edit it in the home directory as it would impact other instances (Multiple instances of obiee) on the same machine.

Restart the presentation services
And navigate to the browser.

Refresh the browser using ‘Ctrl + F5’ and the home button should be hidden now.

To unhide the home button replace the saw.header file with the original copy and restart the services.


This post first appeared on The Big Data - Business Intelligence By Sandeep Venu, please read the originial post: here

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