How multiple partitions work

For the Unica applications that operate with Unica Campaign, you can configure the application within the partitions where you have configured an instance of Unica Campaign. Application users within each partition can access the Unica Campaign functions, data, and customer tables that are configured for Unica Campaign in the same partition.

Partition benefits

Multiple partitions are useful for setting up strong security between groups of users, because each partition has its own set of Unica Campaign system tables. Multiple partitions cannot be used when groups of users must share data.

Each partition has its own set of configuration settings, and Unica Campaign can be customized for each group of users. However, all partitions share the same installation binaries. With the same binaries for all partitions, you can minimize the installation and upgrade efforts for multiple partitions.

Partition user assignment

Access to partitions is managed through membership in Unica Platform groups.

Except for the partition superuser (platform_admin), each HCL user can belong to one partition. A user who requires access to multiple partitions must have a separate user account for each partition.

If there is only one partition, users do not have to be explicitly assigned to that partition to have access to Unica Campaign.

Partition data access

In a multi-partition configuration, partitions have the following security characteristics:

  • A user cannot access a partition if the user is not a member of a group that is assigned to a partition.
  • A user of one partition cannot view or change data in another partition.
  • Users cannot navigate the Unica Campaign file system above the root directory of their partition from the browse dialog boxes in Unica Campaign. For example, if two partitions, named partition1 and partition2 exist, and you belong to the group that is associated with partition1, you cannot navigate the directory structure for partition2 from a dialog box.