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Yet Another Post About Analysis Services HTTP Connectivity

With risk to iterate the obvious, here is a lesson learned from the trenches:

Scenario: You want to let external users browse an Analysis Services cube over the Internet.

Setup: You have followed the steps in the Configuring HTTP Access to SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 article by Edward Melomed to set up Analysis Services for HTTP connectivity.

Issue: Windows integrated security doesn't work.

After a long battle where countless options have been tried, I have to admit a defeat. In our case, we've set up identical Windows local accounts on the SSAS server. This worked fine when connecting Report Builder 2.0 to the cube from our home machines.


Tags: security, connectivity


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