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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”
  • For providing identity on client via Basic Auth
    • mysso.BOBJ_MOBILE_SSO_TYPE=TRUSTED_AUTH_BASIC
  • Else for providing identity on client via Form Auth
    • mysso.BOBJ_MOBILE_SSO_TYPE=TRUSTED_AUTH_FORM
  • 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
  • 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. Carlo Gerelli

    Hello Ashutosh. We are currently in the process of configuring the SAML2 authentication on the BO Mobile Server (version 4.1), in order to have it working with mobile devices as iPad or Android, i.e. using the SAP BI Mobile App. We have installed the last version of the App (version 6.2.7 Build 8) on a iPad device, but we cannot find any reference to SAML2 in term of security. Authentication modes available are still Windows AD, LDAP, SAP and Enterprise. How the mobile App manages SAML2? Do you know by the way where is it possible to find this info? Thanks

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