The Modify Security dialog box, which you use to grant permission to report library objects, has an option called Show inherited permissions. The purpose of this option is to show or not show permissions that are inherited by the selected object-for example, report library, report, report version, or external document.
When the Show inherited permissions option is not selected, only permissions granted specifically for the selected object appear.
When the Show inherited permissions option is selected, permissions granted specifically for the selected report or object appear in addition to permissions that have been inherited from a group, role, or folder. If a permission is inherited from more than one folder, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007 Management Reporterdisplays each folder location separately.