Removing the Everyone group from the Cognos System Administrators role

By default all authenticated users are members of the Everyone group in Cognos. Members of this group have the System Administrators role in Cognos. This grants all users administrator rights in Cognos by default.

About this task

Use this task to assign the EMM_ Report_System_Admin_User group or Reports_System_Role role as administrators in Cognos and remove the Everyone group from the Cognos System Administrators role.


  1. In Cognos Connection, select Launch > IBM Cognos Administration.
  2. On the Security tab, click Users, Groups, and Roles.
  3. Click the Cognos namespace.
  4. Find the System Administrators role, click the Set properties icon, and modify the Everyone group as follows:
    1. Click the Members tab.

      The Everyone group is listed.

    2. Click Add and click your namespace.
    3. Add the EMM_Report_System_Admin_User group or the Reports_System_Role role.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Select the Everyone group and click Remove.