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Launchpad configuration - configure default SAP System (secSAPR3)

Hi guys,

when adjusting, is there any way to set default SAP system when user choose SAP system as authentication?


Kind regards,


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    May 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Hi Markus,

    You would set the authentication type in the BIlaunchpad, but the server in charge of authenticating the users, from a SAP perspective, is only accessible through CMC > Authentication > SAP tab.

    While the former define the CMS you connect to and the type of authentication (which can vary from one user to another), the latter, namely the configuration of the authentication module itself, is not something that should be configurable as part of the login page. It is therefore not something that can be modified as part of this page.

    I hope this helps


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      Hello Markus,

      This can be achieved through CMC.

      In the CMC>Authentication>SAP navigate to the options tab and set the value for the default system.


      In this list, select the SAP entitlement system that BusinessObjects Enterprise uses as the default

      (that is, the system that is contacted to authenticate users who attempt to log on with SAP credentials

      but without specifying a particular SAP system).



  • May 11, 2012 at 06:15 PM

    Steps to follow:

    1. Go to

    C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default folder.

    2. Copy  file in

    C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom

    3. Edit in note pad and change the following parameter.

         Default Value:  authentication.vdefault=secEnterprise

         Change Value: authentication.vdefault=secSAPR3

         Default Value : authentication.visible=false

         Change Value: authentication.visible=true

    4. Save this file and restart Tomcat.

    5. You will see Authentication type is enabled in BI Launch Pad login screen and your default authentication type is SAP.

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      Hi Markus,

      I see what you are trying to achieve now, but I don't think this is possible. At least I was not able to find info on this in either documentation, through checks inside the webapps or in the KB system.

      I recommend you submit this onto the SAP Ideas place as this is not an option available as it stands (or if it is, it's well hidden).

      In the mean time, you could implement SSO to avoid having to fill anything in the system for SAP users. Would that solve the problem?

      An example is given here:

      Users who cannot authenticate through SAP would be redirected to the login page with following error and could fall back to Enterprise authentication

      "Account Information Not Recognized: The credentials passed to secSAPR3 [] are invalid. Use the following format: sid~clnt/user"