Hi, my name is
Kyle Campbell and I am a developer on the Cognos Mashup Services
team. Integrating your Cognos Mashup Service application with the
various security combinations in Cognos and the outside world can be
an intimidating exercise. So, the point of this series will be to
help guide you through the various security options available to you
and how to use them effectively in your CMS application. In the next
four blog posts I'll cover the following areas:
the Cognos Logon Window
- This post will explain the easiest way to integrate authentication with your application by opening the standard Cognos 8 BI logon window.
the Authentication API with static credentials
- This post will explain how to use the Cognos Mashup Service Authentication API with static credentials to allow your users to run your application without being prompted for authentication
the Authentication API with dynamic credentials
- This post will explain how to use the Cognos Mashup Service Authentication API to generate a logon dialog that integrates seamlessly with your application and handles any potential authentication namespace configured in Cognos
Single Signon and REST
- This post will explain how to tailor your application to take advantage of Integrated Windows Authentication and other single sign-on environments.