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How to authenticate Qlik Sense Desktop against a Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows server

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How to authenticate Qlik Sense Desktop against a Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows server

Upon launch, the Qlik Sense Desktop needs to be authenticated against either the Qlik Sense SaaS backend or a Qlik Sense Enterprise server.

! Client authentication is not supported on test servers.

This authentication is done using an authentication link.

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Clicking Add authentication link brings up instructions:

 

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If you have user access for Qlik Sense Enterprise, you can authenticate against the Qlik Sense Enterprise server when you start Qlik Sense Desktop. Before you can authenticate, the Qlik Sense Enterprise authentication link must be generated by your administrator in the Qlik Management Console.

Your Qlik Sense administrator will provide you with information about how you can receive the link using one of the following methods:

  • Retrieving the client authentication link from your Qlik Sense Enterprise hub .
  • Receiving the client authentication link from your administrator.
  • Receiving a hubs.ini file from your administrator that contains the authentication link.

Qlik Sense Desktop must be installed on your computer before you start any of the following procedures.

 

Retrieving a client authentication link from the Qlik Sense Enterprise hub

 

Do the following:

  1. Go to the Qlik Sense Enterprise Hub.
  2. Click the three dots in the top toolbar of the hub, and then click Client authentication.

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  3. A dialogue box opens asking you to confirm that you want to open the authentication link using Qlik Sense Desktop (QlikSenseBrowser). Confirm the dialogue.

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    Qlik Sense Desktop opens and a new authentication button for the enterprise server is added to the welcome page under Authenticate against Qlik Sense Enterprise.

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  4. Click the authentication button to log in. You may be asked to enter your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.


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    You are now authenticated and Qlik Sense Desktop opens.

After this, when you launch Qlik Sense Desktop, you can click the authentication button and log in using your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

 

Receiving the client authentication link from your administrator

 

Your administrator can provide you with the authentication link. For instructions on how the administrator can obtain the link, see Generate and distribute an authentication link (Help.com). 

Client-side, do the following:

  1. Click the authentication link provided by your Qlik Sense administrator.

    If you cannot click the link, copy the link into your browser and press return.

    If you are using Google Chrome, you must select the link option from the address bar that does not say Google Search.

  2. A dialogue box opens asking you to confirm that you want to open the authentication link using the Qlik Sense. Confirm the dialogue.

    Qlik Sense Desktop opens and the authentication link is added to the welcome page under Authenticate against Qlik Sense Enterprise.

  3. Click the authentication link. You may be asked to enter your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

    You are now authenticated and Qlik Sense Desktop opens.

After this, when you launch Qlik Sense Desktop, you can click the authentication button and log in using your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

 

Receiving a hubs.ini file from your administrator

 

Do the following:

  1. Copy the hubs.ini file that was provided to you by your administrator to the following location: C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Hubs\.

    The next time that you launch Qlik Sense Desktop, an authentication link will be added to the welcome page under Authenticate against Qlik Sense Enterprise.

  2. Click on the authentication link. You may be asked to enter your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

    You are now authenticated and Qlik Sense Desktop opens.

After this, when you launch Qlik Sense Desktop, you can click the authentication button and log in using your Qlik Sense Enterprise credentials.

Source: Starting Qlik Sense Desktop 

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