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HTTP 403 Forbidden Error message when accessing Cognos Anlaytics 11.0.4 or higher via gateway URL with IIS server



403 Forbidden Message appear when user first time to set up for Cognos optional gateway with IIS server and accessing Cognos Analytics via gateway url


HTTP 403 forbidden with no Icon for Team content or Report in Cognos Analytics


IIS Application User for Cognos Analytics does not have full permission to access Cognos Analytics folder and files



Resolving The Problem

Ensure the application pool has file system access to Cognos Analytics folder

Example: ca, application pool name.

1. Open window explorer for properties of Cognos Analytics installation location
2. Select Security tab and Edit for user name

3. Add application name "ca"

From this location: Server location

Enter the object name to select: IIS APPPOOL\ca

4. Add "ca" user name and provide permissions for ca as "Full control"

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Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018