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QlikView Service Account Requirements

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QlikView Service Account Requirements

The QlikView Services can be set up to either use the local QlikView Administrators Group, or Digital Certificates. The Service Account has specific requirements. 

The two options during install are Use digital certificates and Use QlikView Administrators Group.


Use digital certificates: 

Authenticate communication between QlikView servers using digital certificates and SSL. This alternative is recommended in environments where not all servers have access to a common Windows Active Directory or when the security provided by certificate authentication is required. Note that digital certificates are only supported by Windows Server 2008 R2 and later.

Use QlikView Administrators Group: 

Authenticate communication between QlikView services based on membership in the local Windows group QlikViewAdministrators. This alternative can be used in environments where all servers that are part of the QlikView installation can authenticate using a common Windows Active Directory.

Regardless of the option chosen, the service account used to run the services has to be:

  • A local administrator on the host operating system
  • Be able to run as a network service
  • Have access to all the QlikView related folder structure, such as ProgramData, Program Files, and configured application data (.qvw storage, .qvd storage, log files) locations. 


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I am upgrading my environment from 12.2 SR5 to 12.5 SR2. 

I would like to continue the same mode of authentication that was previously used. 

As i don't have the information what was used during the initial install, Can i find out using logs or install logs this piece of information : "whether digital certificates was chosen" or "server administrators group was chosen"

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Hello @shravan

You can check what you are using in the QlikView Management Console. See Am I using Certificate Trust or Windows Groups between QlikView services? for details.


Hello @Sonja_Bauernfeind 

Thank you . that helps. 

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