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Is it possible to turn off the WebFOCUS client login screen? We are doing migration testing for moving from WebFOCUS 7.7.02 to WebFOCUS 8.1.04 and the new behavior of the WebFOCUS client is problematic with how we current have WebFOCUS set up.

In our current setup we authenticate against the reporting server only.

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Sandbox Version: 8.1.04
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I think that IBI_Authentication_Type parametyer is the answer

It must be WFRS

That way the client authanticate the userid with the Reporting Server security

Maybe that's not the way, but I really think that's the answer you are looking for


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I have set the client to WFRS and EXTERNAL for the post and pre auth settings.

Let me explain a little better about our current environment. Currently, the outside users that access
WebFOCUS access a HTML login screen that exists on our reporting server. That page
has username and password fields on it. It uses IBIC_user, IBIC_pass, IBIWF_action = WF_SIGNON,
WF_SIGNON_MESSAGE = a URL that points to /ibi_apps/WFServlet?IBIF_ex=&RNUM=.

In this way a procedure is run after the user is authenticated against the reporting server.
Since WF client in WF 7.7 has no login screen, this works. In WF8 this sends the user to the WF client login
screen after the html page. This is the behavior that I am trying to stop if possible.

Also, if I login in a separate tab to the WF8 dashboard before accessing the html page on the
reporting server it behaves in the same way it does in 7.7 because the WF8 session cookie is set
with my authentication already but I don't want my end users to have to login to that screen
at all.


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Are you using Active directory for Authentication on the Reporting Server?

If so then you can set up IIS to use IWA (Internal Windows Authentication) and then change the settings in securitysettings.xml to turn off the login form.

WARNING: This is certainly an area where you want to RTFM. As Security has changed quite a bit from WF7x to WF8x and you can either leave yourself unable to log in or letting everyone log in and run anything.

The "Security and Administration" manual can be found at http://infocenter.informationb...om/wf81rel/index.jsp


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Are you using Active directory for Authentication on the Reporting Server?


We are using DBMS for security on the Reporting Server.


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Okay,

so you will need to update your HTML login form to match the "new" WF8 login call.

From the login page and the Restful Web Services API manual you should be able to log in with

http://servername/ibi_apps/rs?IBIRS_action=signOn&IBIRS_userName=Userid&IBIRS_password=Password


please note: I haven't tried this cause I only have access to a single-sign-on environment at present. you may need to tweak the URL

Cheers

Stu


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Hi

It seems you use pure self service these external users are not defined within the BIP repository? (They were not defined within MRE in 77?)

1. In WF8 in your authentication html form the action should be referring to /ibi_apps/WFServlet.ibfs

2. If your license permits self service for users who are not registered in BIP, in the WF client admin console->security-> IBI_Named_Anonymous_Users=True

Yours

Eran


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It seems you use pure self service these external users are not defined within the BIP repository? (They were not defined within MRE in 77?)

1. In WF8 in your authentication html form the action should be referring to /ibi_apps/WFServlet.ibfs

2. If your license permits self service for users who are not registered in BIP, in the WF client admin console->security-> IBI_Named_Anonymous_Users=True

Yours

Eran



No, they were not defined in WebFOCUS MRE in 7.7. They never accessed that part of WebFOCUS. Our outside users
only access WebFOCUS through items on the Reporting Server. All the HTML, FEXes, and maintains that they use
are on the Reporting Server.


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