Establishing default login requirements for Web

You can determine how users must log in to MicroStrategy Web by defining the defaults for a MicroStrategy Web server.

To establish default login requirements for all projects

  1. Access the MicroStrategy Web Administrator page. ( How?)

  2. From the pane on the left, select Default properties. The Default Server Properties page opens.

  3. In the Login area, choose which of the following login modes is enabled or disabled, and which mode is the default. The following login modes are available:

  4. If you select the Override project login mode settings check box, the login mode selections you make when completing these steps are applied to all projects for you MicroStrategy Web server. Any login mode changes made for a particular MicroStrategy project are ignored. This check box is cleared by default.

    Applying the login mode selections to all projects can be helpful in certain scenarios. For example, this can provide a quick way to update the login mode for all projects when your security and authentication standards change. After making the required changes, any project specific login mode changes could be made for each project, and then this check box could be cleared to apply the new project defaults. Another scenario where this option could be beneficial is if you anticipate using the same login mode options for all projects. Selecting this option allows you to prevent any changes at the project level from causing unintended or unallowed changes to the login mode.

  5. Determine which projects are displayed to users by selecting an option from the Project List drop-down list. For details, see Specifying which projects are displayed to users.

  6. If you selected Trusted Authentication Request mode above, from the Trusted Authentication Providers drop-down list, specify which application to use for single sign-on functionality. The drop-down list provides a list of the applications with which MicroStrategy Web can integrate to enable single sign-on authentication. The default application is CA SiteMinder. For more information on using single-sign on authentication, see Enabling authentication through a third-party provider.

  7. Click Save.

You can also determine how users must log in to a specific project in MicroStrategy Web.

To establish default login requirements for a specific project

  1. Log in to a MicroStrategy project using an account with Web administrator privileges.

  2. From the upper left of any page, click the MicroStrategy icon MicroStrategy icon, then select Preferences. The Preferences page opens.

  3. From the pane on the left, select Project Defaults. The Project Defaults page opens.

  4. In the Login area, choose which of the following login modes is enabled or disabled, and which mode is the default.

    Note the following
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  5. Click Save.

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