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Business Objects Reports Hosted on an External Website

Apr 05, 2017 at 02:41 PM


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Hi ,

I have to host some reports on an external website for external users to use the Reports, I did using openDoc but there is an issue with the security since the link shows the Server names and tokens etc.. Is there a way or software in Business Objects where we can host the reports on external websites like Tableau Public ...Please provide me your insights if you ever encountered these type of issues .. We are on version BO 4.1 SP6



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Why can't they use BI Launchpad?. It works both internal and external users.



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Sivakumar Chandrasekaran Apr 06, 2017 at 07:50 AM

Tableau public is to share the data to anyone on the web.

Launchpad/opendoc is protected with authentication. BOBJ maintains a session once user logged-in and controls based on given privileges.

there are few methods available to share your report/data in web. e.g. revere proxy is also supported in BOBJ if you want to hide the URL. Hope this helps!

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Jawahar Konduru Apr 06, 2017 at 12:36 PM

When you are exposing BO to external sites, you always use the reverse proxy. You should not be exposing all the ports to outside your domain. So work with your network team, they will be able to provide you some help.

One way of doing this, please see below link. Setup Tomcat server in DMZ

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Thanks Jawahar for the answer , But we have alreay reverse proxy in place by using a load balancer. When I do an inspect the server name is showing at token level. Does the Trusted Key concept work for these kinds of requests.