Hide the Namespace from Users During Login

You can hide namespaces from users during login. You can have trusted signon namespaces without showing them on the namespace selection list that is presented when users log in.

For example, you may want to integrate single signon across systems but maintain the ability for customers to authenticate directly to IBM® Cognos® without being prompted to choose a namespace.


  1. In each location where you configured a custom Java™ authentication provider, open IBM Cognos Configuration.
  2. In the Explorer window, under Security > Authentication, click the custom Java authentication provider.
  3. In the Properties window, click the box next to Selectable for authentication and select False.
  4. From the File menu, click Save.


The namespace is not shown on the selection list that is presented at login.