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truppell
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Difficulties with authentication

Hi,

I have Qlik Sense server and I am having trouble figuring out how to set it up to authenticate against a remote LDAP.

I have set up a user directory connection, sync'd to bring in the users, attached licence tokens and assigned roles (RootAdmin).

Followed the instructions here: Managing users ‒ Qlik Sense

We have Qlik sense reports embedded in iFrames. The user is able to access reports, after authenticating through our tool.

However, I am not able to log into the hub as one of these users. Is there an additional step needed to direct Qlik Sense to authenticate against the remote LDAP for these users instead of the local Windows AD server?

Thanks!

4 Replies
Employee
Employee

Re: Difficulties with authentication

Hello Tanya,

This video will explain what the User Directory Connector is actually for:

Qlik Sense Platform - Qlik Management Console User Directory Connector - Part 5

The UDC is not for authentication, it is a connector to take in user attributes that can be used for authorization within our security rules system.

Here is the link to the online help that may provide you with more information:

Custom authentication follows another path - here are some examples:

Let us know how else we can help.

Please mark the appropriate replies as CORRECT / HELPFUL so our team and other members know that your question(s) has been answered to your satisfaction.

Regards,

Mike Tarallo

Qlik

Regards,
Mike Tarallo
Qlik
truppell
Contributor

Re: Difficulties with authentication

Am I understanding correctly that there is no way to authenticate against an LDAP service without writing custom code?

Employee
Employee

Re: Difficulties with authentication

Hello Tanya,

Correct - Qlik Sense does not perform identity verification. So you write code to perform the auth against the ldap instance and then use ticketing to complete the entry into Qlik Sense.

Let me know if you want to elaborate on this, we have many people here that have already worked out these types of scenarios. We are happy to help.

Please mark the appropriate replies as CORRECT / HELPFUL so our team and other members know that your question(s) has been answered to your satisfaction.

Regards,

Mike Tarallo

Qlik

Regards,
Mike Tarallo
Qlik
truppell
Contributor

Re: Difficulties with authentication

Thanks Michael. I've decided that in the short term I can just add a small number of users to windows, so I'm putting this on the back burner for now.

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