Qlik Sense Section Access Management with SAM

SAM is an automated Qlik Sense Section Access Management ensuring your most critical assets is secured within your Qlik Sense Applications… your data!

Does your organization spend money on Qlik Sense Section Access management every time someone churns or changes their role within your organization?

Does your organization require regulatory audits on your security and data access management processes for personal data protection and other regulatory requirements?

Qlik Sense Section Access with SAM


Qlik Sense Section Access with SAM

Qlik Sense Section Access : the Challenge

Change is constant

User churn within organisations has a major impact on security and data management processes within an organization and systems. Qlik Sense is no different in this regard as your data for analytics is hosted within your Qlik Sense Applications (Apps) and requires management to ensure the correct people can access and explore only the correct data. This data management method is called Qlik Sense Section Access Management.

Section Access Management is generally performed by Qlik Sense developers as in a Qlik Sense App it is implemented as script/code thus not something a business user or stakeholder with access requirements can self-service with as business people generally don’t script or code Qlik Sense Apps. Once Section Access is activated on a Qlik Sense Application every churn event related to that application requires someone to make changes to the Section Access of that App. The real multiplier challenge is one churn event generally have multiple changes across multiple Applications as one person can have access to many Applications.

Change examples are a person joins a company and is provided access to their Apps. That person changes their role and requires changes to their existing applications to remove them from accessing the data and applying their access to their newly required data access within their new role.

The is much more user churn, Apps and data changes than developers and this generally leads to bottlenecks. File and write-back table type solutions supports the possibility of self-service but does not automate the process.

We have seen a global increase in regulatory requirements on data, data access, personal data protection and general data management control within organizations and we don’t expect this to decline anytime soon.


Watch SAM Demo

See how SAM automates your Qlik Sense data security leaving you with zero or seconds to maintain your own self-service no-code section access.

  • Qlik Sense Integrated & Authenticated
  • Self-service no-code
  • Automation options
  • Active Control SingleTouch
  • Admin
  • E-Learning

Why SAM?

SAM automates Qlik Sense Section Access

  • Integrated and automated to Qlik Sense QMC and Apps
  • Self-service no-code Section Access automation
  • Automated & manual settings leaving you in full control
  • Manage all applications across all servers and all streams including WORK
  • Active Control SingleTouch task execution between SAM & Qlik Sense
  • Comprehensive Admin control configurations
  • Global search for any server, stream, App, user, data assets


SAM Automation

SAM Automation logic is to provide full control to the Admin users who are able to manage the behaviour of SAM and how SAM manages synchronizations, application scans, data movement, user changes and so forth.

Auto: 1:1 With Qlik Sense QMC changes. This setting will enable Section Access on all your Applications at once

Manual: SAM will reverse engineer any existing Qlik Sense Section Access scripts by bringing all the allocations into SAM and providing the user with a visual interface to manage changes in seconds with user and data automation and copy paste rights assignments.

Unmanaged: You can bring all your Qlik Sense Apps into SAM and only license those which you wish to automate with SAM. You can set any App to unmanaged and SAM will not touch the App in Qlik Sense nor require a license to the App in SAM.


The Cost Of Access Control

The cost of a data breach.

In 2020, the average cost of a data breach was $3.86 millionand the average time to recover was 280 days. (IBM)

47% of global business leaders say that giving the right people access to the right data at the right time is a significant challenge. Whenever data is in play, establishing correct access is just as important for security and compliance as it is for insights. (IDC)


SAM ROI is fantastic as every change event requires multiple people i.e. business stakeholders, service desk agents, developers and time to process such non-self-service requests and have them affected.

10 Apps & 50 Users: 122% ROI
50 Apps & 250 Users: 153% ROI
250 Apps & 1250 Users: 197% ROI
500 Apps & 2500 Users: 197% ROI
1 000 Apps & 5 000 Users: 345% ROI

Qlik Spotlight

John Sands from Qlik interviews JP Kirton, CEO Ebiexperts on Section Access Manager for Qlik Sense.

Section Access Best Practices & SAM Webinars

  1. Section Access Management, not sexy but critical (best practices)

    1. Interview with Jason Coggon from Modernising Management & ShortQliks
  2. SAM Launch Webinar

    1. Including best practice panel discussion