Cognos connections

The Cognos Connections dialog specifies the IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence server URL and any required additional credentials.

Cognos server URL. The URL of the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence server. This is the value of the "external dispatcher URI" environment property of IBM Cognos Configuration on the server. Contact your system administrator for more information

Mode. Select Set Credentials if you need to log in with a specific namespace, username and password (for example, as an administrator). Select Use Anonymous connection to log in with no user credentials, in which case you do not fill in the other fields. Select Stored Credentials to use the login information from a stored credential. To use a stored credential, you must be connected to the IBM SPSS® Collaboration and Deployment Services Repository that contains the credential. After you are connected to the repository, click Browse to see the list of available credentials.

Namespace ID. The security authentication provider used to log on to the server. The authentication provider is used to define and maintain users, groups, and roles, and to control the authentication process.

User name. Enter the user name with which to log on to the server.

Password. Enter the password associated with the specified user name.

Save as Default. Saves these settings as your default, to avoid having to re-enter them each time.