We get questions from lots of people on how to integrate the users that are accessing externall BI portals with the users on the internal BI system. Here is the link to the ROI with your BI SaaS presentation I gave at the ASUG BOUC conference talking about options on how how to deliver secure external reporting portal for BusinessObjects (aka Outward Facing)
It goes over the concepts involved on how to provide the simplified view of reports and dashboards to external users that most people want and also how LaunchWorks software specifically can help when you don’t want to start from scratch with the SDK development needed.
Specifically there are three ways to handle the security including
1) using a Windows AD/LDAP centric user account
2) Enterprise based account (which can be automatically setup upon first signon).
3) You can technically use a system account , however ….
a) you will loose auditing
b) may have issues with incorrect caching between sessions
c) probably be out of compliance unless you have CPU based licensing.
Would love your questions and comments