Login screen for Qlik Sense

    I had a consultant working with us who wanted to login to Qlik Sense with a test user ID. For some reason, he couldn't run the browser as a different user so we had to figure out a way to make the login window visible. I couldn't find this info online, but Qlik consultants helped us and it was so easy-breezy that I wanted to share.

     

    So you need to create a new virtual proxy with form authentication. If you know what that means, you can stop reading here, there's nothing else to it. Full documentation, as always, is here: https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/3.1/Subsystems/ManagementConsole/Content/create-virtual-proxy.htm

     

    But let's go in steps, that's how I figured out what's needed:

     

    1. Create new virtual proxy

     

    - Locate Virtual proxies in QMC

    + Create New

     

    2. Identification

     

    - Description is just for QMC

    - prefix is what you'll see in URL, keep it short! I used "login"

    - Session cookie header - just use any unique value.

     

    3. Authentication

     

    - No anonymous user

    - Ticket authentication

    - Windows authentication pattern: Form

    Qlik will recognise the keyword Form and automatically give the login window to anyone using this VP

     

    4. Load balancing

     

    - add some node. You'll have at least central there.

     

    That's it for config. Now hit Apply. This might log some people out so do it at a service break time.

     

    5. Add VP to your Proxy

     

    - in QMC, go to Proxies and edit the active one (Central if you have not created custom)

    - in Associated Items > Virtual proxies, add the Virtual proxy you created before.