Disabling anonymous access
If you want to configure IBM® Cognos® Analytics for authenticated logon only, you need to disable anonymous access to the application.
By default, IBM Cognos components do not require user authentication. Users can log on anonymously.
- On each computer where Content Manager is installed, start IBM Cognos Configuration.
- In the Explorer window, under Security > Authentication,
The Cognos namespace stores information about IBM Cognos groups and roles, contacts, and distribution lists, and so on, and references to objects in other security namespaces.
- In the Properties window, click the box next to the Allow anonymous access property and then select False.
- From the File menu, click Save.
Now, you must configure a namespace so that users are required to provide logon credentials when they access IBM Cognos Analytics.