Web browser settings

IBM® Cognos® Analytics - Reporting can be used in the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers.

To review an up-to-date list of the environments that are supported by IBM Cognos products, including information about operating systems, patches, browsers, web servers, directory servers, database servers, and application servers, visit Supported Software Environments (http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27047186).

IBM Cognos Analytics uses the default browser configurations provided by Internet Explorer and Firefox. Additional required settings are specific to the browser.

For Internet Explorer, the following settings are required:

  • Allow Cookies
  • Active Scripting
  • Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins
  • Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting
  • Binary and script behaviors
  • Allow programmatic clipboard access
  • Userdata persistence
  • Enable pop-ups for the IBM Cognos Analytics server

For Firefox, the following settings are required:

  • Allow Cookies
  • Enable Java™
  • Enable JavaScript
  • Load Images
  • Enable pop-ups for the IBM Cognos Analytics server

Reporting uses the native Microsoft Internet Explorer XML support, which is a component of the browser. ActiveX support must be enabled because Microsoft implements XML using ActiveX. IBM Cognos Analytics does not provide or download ActiveX controls. Only the ActiveX controls that are installed as part of Internet Explorer are enabled through this configuration.

For more information about the Web browser configuration and cookies used by IBM Cognos Analytics, see the IBM Cognos Analytics Installation and Configuration Guide.