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How do users generally access the portal? They don't directly put in a URL to the WebFOCUS reporting server, do they? Can anything authenticate them on IIS and launch BIP passing in the credentials?

Just curious....


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In 7.7.03 BID there is a url we use inside of a frame allowing us to pass credentials allowing single signon functionality. I don't know if this exists for BIP.


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Thanks Doug, that url does not pass the username and password however. The users would have to signin again if they used that link.

Kowens wants to
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authenticate them on IIS and launch BIP passing in the credentials?
and not have them sign in again.

There is a way to do this with dashboards:

/ibi_apps/Controller?WORP_REQUEST_TYPE=WORP_GBV_VERIFY&groupName=public&WORP_USER=myusername&WORP_MPV=ae_gbv&WORP_PASS=mypassword&

Is there something similar with portals?


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You probably want to look at either Pre-Authentication as per the instructions in the WebFOCUS 8 Security manual - Chapter 8. Authentication -> Configuring Pre-Authentication

This seems to meet you requirements of IIS authentication.

Alternatively you could possibly log in with the new RESTful API - have a look at the RESTful Web Services manual

Cheers

Stuart


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