Feedback and features

November 1, 2015

Feedback and features

Permission Analyzer 2.0 has been released and we are very much interested in your feedback. Feel free to add comments about the usability, features, findings or any interesting results you have achieved using the application.

The next upcoming features will focus on audit reports about your network. A dashboard will display some interesting statistics, like the percentage of explicit user permissions, number of group memberships, potential security leaks and many more. Export to PNG or JPG will be supported to include audit results in your own customer report. Please add a comment if you have any interesting statistics in mind!


Permission Analyzer is based on Java and can work on any operating system that supports Java. The scan process of Permission Analyzer requires a Windows machine, but once the scan has been done (from for example the domain controller) and the external database has been filled, you can use any workstation to create the overviews and exports. Permission Analyzer supports many databases to share the scan results between clients. The application has only been tested on a Windows client, but in the near future we will perform the first tests on Linux and OS X.

6 Comments

  1. Anders

    The tool is great, it was a little tricky to understand at first but then it worked fine.

    The reports seemed great too.

  2. Joseph

    The tool does seem like it is helpful on our network. We have a lot of permissions setup for individual users rather than groups and it looks like Permissions Analyzer will help us identify exactly where the permissions are coming from and allow us to get more control over the access.

  3. Tom Crilly

    I was interested in knowing if the program singles out Groups and analyzes their permissions in relation to the rest of the Organisational Unit.

    • perdemia

      Hello Tom,

      You can select an OU as filter, that way Permission Analyzer will aggregate all permissions of every member in the OU, including their group membership(s). In this aggregated list of permissions (the directory tree in the application) you can zoom in on specific folders and members to see where the permissions come from.

  4. Christian Kinsey

    Is it Possible to include/list the Member of the Groups in the HTML Report. Example: Group “Eval” Containts User “User1, User2, User3”

    • perdemia

      Hi Christian,

      The HTML report has no option to expand group members, yet. The point is that in most cases the report will contain so many members that it becomes quite useless (imaging expanding the group Domain Users for every folder in your report). On the other hand, if your report contains really focussed filters, it might be useful. You are not the first one asking for this feature so it will be implemented in the tool. I will keep you posted about the progress. At this moment you can view the members of a group in the application (in the ACL View). In this dialog you can search and view nested group memberships. If you are interested in the members of a particular group, you can also add the group to the filter “All members from group or OU”. When you create a Trace Permissions report it will show the permissions for all members from that group.

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