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Jul 05, 2012 at 05:40 PM

Windows AD cannot authenticate if BI platform UNIX?

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We were eagerly awaiting BI4 SP04 to address several SAP integration issues including the requirement use Windows AD for single sign to SAP Enterprise Portal hosting BI4 content (dashboards/webis/Analysis for OLAP) and BEx Web analyzer, i.e. user logs on once for Windows to authenticate to all SAP systems, ECC, BW, BI, EP, etc.. We have no plans to use the BI Launch Pad.

We are on AIX 6.1 for BI4 SP04, NW 7.3.1 and EP and BW 7.3.1 and are working through Kerberos client on AIX to Windows AD and SNC and SSO in SAP...

Frankly we have been struggling for some time with issues on BI4 SP02 and NW 7.3 so we are frustrated when we came across the followg in SAP doc -

Business Intelligence Platform Administrator Guide.pdf (http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir4/en/xi4_bip_admin_en.pdf)

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The Windows AD security plugin cannot authenticate users if the BI platform server components are running on Unix

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´╗┐Windows AD with Kerberos is supported if the Java application is on Unix. However, BI platform services must run on a Windows server.

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´╗┐Can someone clarify these statements? We will install Java application (NW? BI Java?) on UNIX. We will not run BI Platform? services on Windows.

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´╗┐If our requirement is to have a user only logon once to Windows and access BI4 content in the SAP Portal, not the BI Launch Pad, MUST we run BI4 on Windows?

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´╗┐Sincere thanks for your time and thoughts,

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´╗┐Lee Lewis

´╗┐Summit Electric Supply

´╗┐ASUG EDW and BO SIG Volunteer - Market Leader

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