Roles and Authorization strategy for SAP BIBO

Hello All,
We are doing an implementation where Source is a Oracle, SAP BI warehouse and BO XI3.1 as reporting solution.
Our customer has asked for the authorization strategy that will be implemented in SAP BI. Currently the users belong to different companies or plants or countries
Current structure is like,
User 1 belongs to Plant1 of Country1
User 2 belongs to Plant2 of Country2
user 3 belongs to Plant3 of Country1 etc..     
We have more than 500 users who will use the reports. The user belonging to a particular plant should only see the plant data/Country data he belongs to.
As I understand, we need to create the roles in BW and these roles to be imported into BO to use for the row and column level security.
The options we considered are,
1. Use Bex queries in BW to with ABAP code in CMOD to identify the user belongs to Plant  1, 2 or 3 and provide necessary authorizations.
2. Create user groups based on the country or company they belong to and create as many roles as required. This will however impact the maintenance of so many roles in the BI system.
We are also forced to avoid Bex queries in BW and hence,  trying to connect Multiproviders directly in BO universe.
How should we go forward in designing the authorization concept? Any better ideas?
Thanks and Regards,
Srinivas

There are two ways which we can implement this kind of authorization based on my knowledge.
1. Data Security purely at BW
If the data is secured based on roles and users, there is no  need of additional authorization from BO side except at report and folder level if you go for SAP Authentication.
Once you use SAP authenication and enable single sign on option in universe connection, the SAP users can access data based on their profile set at BW.
2. Data Security from BO
Let's assume that, if nothing is set at BW and every thing to be take care from BO.
Then you could create one multiple provider for each plant / country. Create one connection for each multiprovider
Create restrictions (Tools--> Manage Access Restrictions) for each plant/country. There you can change connection names.
So you would need to create many restrictions for different permutations and combinations.
I never tries this option with Multiprovider. But It worked well with NON-SAP data.
Hope this helps!
Regards
Gowtham

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