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Mar 23, 2012 at 07:32 PM

WebI reports: authentification for Web service as a data source



I am using SBOP BI 4.0 Feature Pack 3 platform and the corresponding WebI Rich Client (14.0.3) to build reports based on generic Web service data sources. I am able to create WebI reports using Web services but there's a catch: WebI doesn’t allow to specify the authentication method for the Web service which means I have to disable the authentication in the Web service to run the query.

Note 1: I do not mean "publishing existing WebI content as a Web service”! I am using a non-BOBJ Web service on a separate Netweaver Java system.

Note 2: To create the report I am suing: WebI Rich Client -> New Document ->"Choose a data source to create a new document"-> Web Services -> Ispecify the URL of my WSDL and chose the Service Details and Message Details... however, there is no option to specify the security/authentification details.

The online documentation is saying it is possible to specify authentication. However, I tried WebI Rich Clients for XI 3.1 SP2, BI 4.0 SP2, and BI 4.0 FP3. None of them is providing the described option to specify the authentication method. I am wondering if this feature is missing or if it’s a bug.

My question: How can I specify the authentication method. The goal is to use basic authentication, i.e. I want to pass the username and password for the Web service every time I run the report.