Implementing Active Directory Single Sign-On with Business Objects XI

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Implementing Active Directory Single Sign-On with Business Objects XI

Overview
The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the steps to follow to configure Business Objects XI for use with Active Directory SSO. Authored by Ashish Gupta, Business Objects Customer Support

Contents
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................ 2 CONFIGURE ACTIVE DIRECTORY ON WINDOWS 2003 SERVER AS PRIMARY DOMAIN CONTROLLER................................................................................. 2 INSTALL AND CONFIGURE BUSINESS OBJECTS XI TO AUTHENTICATE AGAINST ACTIVE DIRECTORY ..................................................................................... 5 FINDING MORE INFORMATION ..................................................................... 12

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Introduction
Configuration of Business Objects XI with Active Directory is a two-step process: 1) Configure Active Directory on a Windows 2003 Server and make it a Primary Domain Controller. 2) Install and Configure Business Objects XI to authenticate against Active Directory created in Step 1.

Configure Active Directory on Windows 2003 Server as Primary Domain Controller Launch the “Manage Your Server” option from the Start Menu.

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Click on “Add or remove a role.” The following screen appears:

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Click Next. This will bring up a list of roles available for this server:

The screen shot above is taken from a server where AD is already installed. This would be set to “No” in an environment where AD is not installed. Highlight “Domain Controller (Active Directory)” and click Next. This will initiate a wizard to install Active Directory on the server and walk you through installing AD and making this server a Domain Controller. Since there is no DNS Server installed on this machine, the wizard will prompt for installing a DNS Server. Select “Yes” to install and configure the DNS Server.

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Once Active Directory is installed and configured, users and groups can be added to Active Directory by going into Start >All Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers. The following dialog box allows you to add and modify users in Active Directory.

Exercise: Add a group “Finance” to Active Directory and create a user “Test” under this group. We will use this group later in the Central Management Console of XI to connect to Active Directory.

Install and Configure Business Objects XI to Authenticate Against Active Directory This section of the exercise involves the following steps: a) Configure IIS b) Configure web.config file to point to Active Directory c) Configure the Central Management Console (CMC) d) Log into InfoView

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Configure IIS

IIS is not installed by Default in Windows 2003. In order to install IIS, follow the following steps. i) ii) From the Start->Control Panel, goto Add/Remove Programs. On the left hand side of the Dialog box is an option to Add/Remove Windows Components. Click on the link to open a Dialog box for Modifying the Windows Components installed on the Server.

iii)

Check the option to install Application Server and click Next. The wizard guides you through the rest of the install process.

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