Configuring a gateway namespace

If IBM® Cognos® Analytics components use multiple namespaces, or if anonymous access is enabled and Cognos Analytics components use one namespace, you can configure the gateway to connect to one namespace.

Users logged to the web server where the gateway is located are not prompted to choose an authentication source. If you have multiple web servers, you can configure each web server to use a different namespace.

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This option can be used with namespaces that are configured for single sign-on (SSO), and applies to all supported web servers.


  1. On the computer where the IBM Cognos Analytics gateway is installed, start IBM Cognos Configuration.
  2. In the Explorer pane, click Environment.
  3. In the Properties pane, for the Gateway namespace property, type the Namespace ID of the namespace that you want to use as a Value for this property.
  4. From the File menu, click Save.
  5. Restart your web server.