Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hi Friends,

As promised in my first brush with BI Publisher post, the next error i faced was

Well, this was because the BI Publisher's security model was set to "BI Server" as BI Publisher was installed as part of OBIEE

Now, it is obvious that the RPD "Administrator" user password is changed from the default password "Administrator" & also the RPD must be missing the BI Publisher Security Groups with "Administrator" user added to XMLP_ADMIN group.

So before we proceed & understand the different Security Models & ways to counter the BI Publisher Authentication woes, it is must to setup a Super User in BI Publisher.

Super User is a fundamental used in BI Publisher which allows to have a one super admin regardless of whatever security model you configure. Due to this feature BI Publisher allows you to login & configure the BI Publisher system through one common super admin user.

In order to achieve this, you will first need to change the xmlp-server-config.xml file available under /xmlp/XMLP/Admin/Configuration/ folder:
Change the following line:
<property name="SECURITY_MODEL" value="BI Server"/>
<property name="SECURITY_MODEL" value="XDO"/>

Setting the Security Model to XDO means, you are configuring the BI Publisher to use its builtin BI Publisher security model.

After you make this change, stop & restart your J2EE Application server.
Now try to access your BI Publisher using URL: http://host:port/xmlpserver/ & login using following details
User: Administrator
Password: Administrator

You should be inside BI Publisher now :-)!
Click the Admin Tab & under the "Security Center" section, click: Security Configuration

Inside "Local Superuser" section:
a) Enable the checkbox for "Enable Local Superuser
b) Choose a suitable "Superuser name"
c) Choose a suitable "Password"
d) Click the "Apply" button on the top right-hand corner.

e) Restart your J2EE App Server & try logging in using your Super user
If you can successfully login into the BI Publisher system, it makes way for you to start fidling with the other available Security Models for BI Publisher.

I will cover the other Security Models in upcoming posts.
Stay tuned!

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