SAP roles and BW

I am new to SAP and BW.  A goal of mine, straight from my GEM form, is to "Increase my knowledge of the security in the SAP application by understanding SAP roles and how they apply to Business Warehousing".  Please point me to websites, books, white papers, etc.
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Zip
Please check these links and hope it helps
http://help.sap.com/bp_biv235/BI_EN/documentation/Authorization_BW_Proj.pdf
http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/52/671595439b11d1896f0000e8322d00/frameset.htm
Thnaks
Sat

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