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Integrating BI 4.0 Explorer in EP (SSO)

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All,

Question....Does SAP BusinessObjects Explorer support OpenDocument in BI 4.0 in order to setup SSO in portal?

Thank you

Ann

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IngoH
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Hi,

yes it does - its part of the documentation for Explorer available on help.sap.com

ingo

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Hi Ann,

It's a mixed answer really.

There is Opendocument support in BI4.1, but I'm not sure how that will look at present, I would imagine though that would have SSO support.

However, there is also similar URL reporting in BI 4.0 SP1.

From the BI 4.0 SP2 documentation:

3.8.3 Customizing Information Spaces with dynamic URL parameters

SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports and Interactive Analysis tools support the insertion of dynamic hyperlinks in a query that return an HTML page for a dimension. You can use this feature to insert a URL using an Explorer specific URL syntax specific to open and customize an Information Space that corresponds to a dimension in a Crystal Report or Interactive Analysis query.

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Kind regards,

John

Edited by: Matt on Oct 10, 2011 10:21 AM

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HI John, does that mean it is possible to setup SSO for information spaces only and not the homepage of BO explorer?

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Hi Ann,

No my understanding is that you would definitely be able to use SSO with the Explorer homepage, there is a SAP Note for the configuration of that - it's standard authentication functionality:

1611037 - How to configure SSO in Explorer 4.0

I'm not 100% sure whether the URL reporting would incorporate SSO too - it's possible, but that would need to be verified.

Kind regards,

John

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Hi John, when I tried to view the OSS note, I get the message that it is not released yet.

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Hi Ann,

Seems it's still under construction, be key information is:

To activate SSO:

1. Stop the Explorer Web Application Server / Tomcat.

2. Open the sso.properties file for edit:

C:/Program Files (x86)/SAP BusinessObjects/Tomcat6/webapps/explorer/WEB-INF/classes/sso.properties

Update the following parameters in the section -

sso.global.enabled=true

sso.global.authentication=secWinAD

sso.global.cms=CMSservername:6400

sso.global.errorOnFailure=false

3.Also Uncomment the following parameters in the section

sso.global.providers=sso.vintela

In the section below, update sso.vintela.cms value.

sso.vintela.cms=cmsServername

4.Now save the sso.properties file

5.Update the web.xml file: $<ExplorerWebappRoot>/WEB-INF/web.xml

6.Uncomment the section that starts with -

<filter>

<filter-name>authFilter</filter-name>

<filter-class>com.businessobjects.sdk.credential.WrappedResponseAuthFilter</filter-class>

7.update idm.realm to DOMAIN.COM

8.update idm.princ to SAP.BusinessObjects

9.Uncomment the mapping for auth filter

(in the section - For vintela SSO the following filter mappings need to uncommented).

4. Restart Tomcat.

5. Restart 4 Explorer servers in the central management console (http://<cmsservername>:8080/BOE/CMC).

6. Launch, http://<cmsservername>:8080/explorer and verify SSO.

I hope it helps.

Kind regards,

John

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Hi John, so I just need to focus on steps 1-9 for SAP EP..do you know how soon the note will be released?

former_member235179
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Hi Ann,

I'll let you know, I'm chasing it up with the author of the Note.

Kind regards,

John

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Hi Ann,

The author of the note is reviewing it now and it should be published within a day or 2.

Kind regards,

John

IngoH
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hi Ann, John,

assuming that this is about SSO in SAP Portal for Explorer, then the configuration outlined above with Vintela wouldn't work unless you configured your SAP BusinessObjects Environment with SNC to combine Windows AD and SAP authentication and you configured your SAP Portal to leverage Windows AD for authentication.

if this is a standard SAP Portal with SAP Logontoken then you will have to leverage the SAP authentication for SSO.

Ingo

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Hi John, will the OSS note be available any time soon?

Thanks..

Ann

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Hi Ann,

Sorry about this, I chased it up (again) with the engineer - hopefully it will be released by the end of the week.

Thx,

John

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Hi Ann,

FYI - the SAP Note is released now.

Kind regards,

John

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Hi Ann,

FYI - the SAP Note is released now.

Kind regards,

John