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SSO connections for Mobile BI ClientUsers do not create these connections manually, instead they can directly import these connections from the Configuration Server (MOBIServer)

Steps

  • Administrator can configure these connections at following location
    • Copy the server.properties from default folder in to custom folder (<WebAppsROOT>\MOBIServer\WEB-INF\config\custom)
    • Then modify the server.properties file in custom folder
  • Choose your new connection identifier, say we choose ‘mysso‘. Add that to mobi.connections
    • mobi.connections=mysso
  • Choose a display name for your connection
    • mysso.DisplayName=Corporate_BI
  • For any SSO connection the first property that you need to enable is
    • mysso.BOBJ_MOBILE_SSO_ENABLED=true”
  • Configure CMS as follows (It should be noted that this value should match with <id>.aliases properties configured in sso.properties at mobile server, else you will get MOB00902 error, null is not a valid authentication scheme)
    • mysso.BOBJ_MOBILE_CMS=boe.xyz.corp:6400
  • Additionally following properties need to be configured
  • For Siteminder configured for Basic Auth
    • mysso.BOBJ_MOBILE_SSO_TYPE=SITEMINDER_BASIC
  • For Siteminder configured for Form Auth
    • mysso.BOBJ_MOBILE_SSO_TYPE=SITEMINDER_FORM
    • mysso.BOBJ_MOBILE_SSO_FORM_URL=<logon form URL>
  • Save the server.properties file


Now deploy the MOBIServer again after changes mentioned above. Once done, you can execute the following URL to check if the properties are configured correctly or not


http://<server>:<port>/MOBIServer/MobiConfigurationServlet?RequestType=ServerList


In response, you should be seeing an XML with the configured properties as Key Value Pairs inside connection tag.



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    1. Steve Otieno

      Hey Ashutosh

      I would like to use SAP Afaria instead of SUP/SMP  to dispatch Mobile I Apps with configurations including the Certificates, etc. Have you had any experiences in this area?

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      1. Ashutosh Rastogi Post author

        Hey Steve,

        Is your question specific to SAP Mobile BI App? I ask this “Mobile I Apps” seems to be for apps in general.

        If its about Mobile BI App, then SAP Afaria like other MDM can be used to distribute Mobile BI App pre-configured with connections. Certificates cannot be pre-configured with Mobile BI App.

        Regards,

        Ashutosh

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        1. Steve Otieno

          Hey Ashutosh

          Yes, my question is specific to SAP Mobile BI App, but this functions like all other mobile Apps.

          I didn’t mean the Certificates that are supposed to be used to achieve the trust between BOE. While rolling out the App to the mobile devices via Afaria or through SMP, I have the possibility of setting up certificates that assist the mobile device get through the firewalls (App-Level-Security). These are the certificates that I meant. The question was kind of way out of topic.

          On Your diagram, you have SUP/SMP in the DMZ and the Mobile BI Service communicates with it. Would you please elaborate on that.

          Are there any official documents on SSO support for mobile server?

          Best regards

          Steve

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