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SAP BW User and Enterprise User - Alias Usage


I try to do add an alias assignment to a SAP BW User (7.3) with an enterprise user on SAP BI 4.1 SP2 and I cannot find the enterprise user. Should this be possible?

I am am able to add a LDAP user to a SAP User so tried logging in as the LDAP user. Then I tried connecting to a BICs connection which had the setting SSO.

I got the following error - the items below in bold i have replaced to not show the sever details used at my client:

com.businessobjects.sdk.core.server.CommunicationException$UnexpectedServerException: [[error.openSapBwBrowsingSessionFailed] 0] <<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?><ConnectionString>


      <Initial Catalog>CUBE</Initial Catalog>


      <Data Source>SERVER</Data Source>

      <Cube Type>Cube</Cube Type>


      <Initial Cube>CUBE</Initial Cube>



      <Authentication Mode>2</Authentication Mode>











I have not setup any further config between BI 4 and BW yet. i.e. SNC / STS but will plan to. Based on the fact i can run report successfully if I log in directly as a SAP User I would assume this should work?

Any ideas?


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    Jan 06, 2015 at 06:39 PM

    If logging in as an LDAP user you need SNC/STS (BICS is STS). Also enterprise accounts cannot be added as aliases to other accounts, they can only be created new.


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