Business Planning and Consolidation - using BOE user authentication
In order to integrate with other EPM suite products (e.g. Financial Information Management), BPC needs to use the integrated Business Objects Enterprise authentication. This Wiki explains what is required to set this up.
Since BPC 7.5 it is possible to use the BOE user authentication, which means that user management (i.e. login, password, integration with AD etc.) is done in BOE and Business Planning and Consolidation uses these users in its Security setup.
For BPC 7.5 you can either use the full BOE XI 3.1 or the User Management System (UMS)
For BPC 10 you can either use the full BOE 4.0 or the Information Platform Services 4.0 (IPS)
In the BPC Server Manager, select the option 'Configure CMS' (CMS= Central Management Server, the key Component within BOE Xi, handling security and the routing of requests to other services) and define the following entries:
Note: the Group needs to be a valid BOE group, and the 'system name' normally uses port 6400 (not the 8080 Tomcat port)
Once all entries are defined, click update and you should get a confirmation message that all entries are correct
Within the BPC User setup, you can now see the BOE users. When creating a new user, the system will (by default) show the CMS server name.
You can filter by groups (which are the BOE user groups) to select the BOE users.
Once you select the user, all other steps (i.e. Task Profile, Member Profile etc.) are the same as for non-BOE users.
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