Do the permissions look correct when you view the user_n1 folder from the Catalog Manager in offline mode?
Thank you for your answer. I checked from the Catalog Manager (but in offline mode, I have no offline option from my local machine, our OBIEE is installed and configuerd on external VM) and permissions are exact the same as in the Publisher (I checked home catalog for user_n1 as well as shared folder).
Sorry but is that OBIEE or Publisher? You talk about OBIEE things but call it OBIEE Publisher (they are 2 different products in the end), so it's slightly confusing ...
And no need to mention that support for your version of OBIEE was over 4 years ago, you may want to consider to upgrade one day ...
Is your "user_n1" a new user? (so he has no content in his home folder)
If he is you can just "kill" the user completely and let OBIEE recreate it at the next login, if your security is correctly setup (what you see is not always what you get, security in OBIEE is generally more complicated than "being member of one app role") the user will have access to his things.
No need to mention that BI Publisher can be as part of OBIEE (http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/fmw/bi/bip/bip11g/gettingstarted/gettingstarted.htm, http://obieetraining11.blogspot.com/2012/08/bi-publisher-11g-part1-creating-data.html), so it is really slightly confusing you didn't know about it. In our case so it is (as a part of OBIEE). From administrator level I can check (and manage of course) permissions for every user with BI Author / BI Consumer role.
User_n1 is a new user, created in the same way as 39 other users (simply by add this user to equal group [BIAuthors] from AD level). He has his home catalog but there are only template elements like 'My dasboard' and 'Subject Area Contents', user_n1 can only read them / traverse by internal folders and nothing more. I tried completely remove user catalog and at next login that catalog recreated with the same permissions and still the same, user_n1 cannot edit anything. I tried also remove that user from BIAuthors group from AD level, also remove his home catalog from OBIEE Publisher and put him again to BIAuthors AD group, and no results.
I definitely know what OBIEE is, what Publisher is, and what and how and where Publisher is in OBIEE. Your wording is confusing as there isn't a thing called "OBIEE Publisher", it's either OBIEE or Publisher and they are quite different (even more when about security if you aren't using the Fusion Middleware secuity in Publisher).
When I talk about "killing" the user I mean a full delete, forcing the system to give him a new GUID as well at next login, not just dropping the personal folder.
PS: about the wording .... the catalog is unique for the whole BI server, it's a single web catalog composed by folders and objects of various type (although they are all just XML and it's the .atr file giving them a type).