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Document security ensures that users can access only those documents for which they have the necessary permissions.
When a user logs on to a front-end application and is authenticated successfully, IDOL returns an encrypted security string to the front-end application. This string identifies the user and contains information about their group memberships. The front-end application must include this security string in every subsequent query it sends to IDOL.
When a user submits a query, IDOL compares the user's information with the permissions on each document. IDOL offers two ways of doing this, Mapped Security and Unmapped Security.
HPE strongly recommends using Mapped Security, because IDOL can return query responses significantly faster than when Unmapped Security is used.