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QSD authentication against QAP

Contributor II
Contributor II

QSD authentication against QAP

Starting 1st of July 2020 Qlik Sense Desktop (QSD) can only be used if authenticated against Qlik Sense Enterprise (QSE) server with user access.
In our organization, the QSE installation is inside the internal network and, because of network policy, it cannot be exposed to public.
Thus, QSD cannot be used outside our network, whereas, we are expressly interested in using it outside our network!
Please note that the use cases in which we can benefit of Qlik Sense Desktop instead of the corporate client-server Qlik are indeed “outside office” situations where the connection to our corporate VPN is difficult or inconvenient.
Sometimes, further than “outside office” we have even “off-line” situations (while travelling, or in countries or contexts without sufficient band, etc..) so that we may just count on a minimal internet availability to authenticate at the beginning.
We are indeed strongly convinced that the new policy of allowing QSD for Qlik Customers makes sense exactly in these kind of situations.
 
Since we do have a Qlik Analytical Platform (QAP) which is exposed to the internet, our idea would be to make a solution that allowed authenticating QSD against QAP.
Right now, given there are no user licences in QAP, QSD cannot use it for authentication.
We therefore ask Qlik to implement this possibility.
3 Comments
Contributor
Contributor

This is a very good idea indeed. It's silly to think that all installations of Qlik Sense Desktop can reach internal company servers. There are many organisations dealing with sensitive data and cannot expose their servers to the Internet just so people can use Qlik Sense Desktop.

Contributor
Contributor

Indeed!

Provided that QSD from now is only for Qlik customers, I think they want/need to use it especially when they are forcefully OUTSIDE the corporate environment ! So the authentication against QAP should be REALLY allowed.

Employee
Employee

Hello @stamos2000,

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