Knowledgebase: HFM
Error: "Role Security Check failed" when Loading Journal File
Posted by Priya Doyle on 02 December 2010 08:25 AM

Error: "Role Security Check failed" when Loading Journal File

 Modified 04-MAY-2010  

Applies to:

Hyperion Financial Management - Version: to - Release: 9.3 to 11.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.


An end user who is not provisioned with the "Journals Administrator" role cannot load a particular journal file.   The error message from HFM suggests that he doesn't have sufficient roles provisioned in the application.

Processing load file...
Loading journals...

The log file contains one or more errors. Please review the log file.

Journal load started: 17:39:01

Line: 1, Error: Role Security Check failed.

Journal load ended: 17:39:02. Elapsed time: 00:00:00


This is not a product error.. By loading this file containing a !Group=Group1 line, the user is attempting to create a new journal group and he is not provisioned with the "Journal Administrator" role.   The "Role Security Check failed" error message is by design.


1. Grant the "Journal Administrator" HFM security role to the user trying to load the file or

2. Delete the line from the journal file that tries to create a journal group and ask another administrator user to create the journal group first.   Then the original end user will be able to load the rest of the journal file without an error message.

More information about the various commands in a journal file and what they mean can be found in the "Managing Journals - Creating Journal Files" section of the HFM administrators guide documentation.

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