User Creds on a URL
By Tim Dexter on May 05, 2009
A long while back I posted an entry on linking to a report via a URL. All was good but it only worked if you either:
1. Were hooking BIP up to SSO with your calling application or
2. You placed the report in the Guest folder which was unsecured.
Now, back in an earlier release the dev guys sneaked a feature out that I was vaguely aware of and thought I knew but it took the almighty Bryan Wise to remind me. You can now pass the username and password on the URL to avoid the two cases above and open up other possibilities.
You can just add the following parameters to your URL
What about security? Well 'developer beware'!, I wanted some cool Latin phrase that no one would understand but the translators are a little funky in my opinion. Never the less, its a feature, its up to you if you want to use it, or maybe your security folks. So, now you know and I now have somewhere to point folks who ask me about it :)