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vinay_bangari
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User types: Identified user and anonymous user

What is the difference between identified user and a anonymous user. I got bit confused can anyone explain in detail.

Thanks,

Vinay

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phaneendra_kunc
Valued Contributor III

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

Anonymous User -- It self says user can get to the app with out providing login credentials. In order to allow anonymous access you can to configure your virtual proxy to accept the  anonymous authentication. All anonymous users will use "login access" passes. In this case user wont be redirected to authentication module (login screen)

Anonymous authentication ‒ Qlik Sense

Good example is "qlik demo" website. try going to this website demo.qlik.com and access any app when you are not logged in community/qlik website.

Identified User -- Assuming other than anonymous user.

In this case user need to enter the credentials and those credentials will be checked against the repository (synced users) and if Yes, user is authenticated then he will get access to the apps/hub. 

user can consume User access token/Login access token.

In both cases token needs to be there.

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hja
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Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

You can allow users to access Qlik Sense without supplying the user identity and credentials and can only ever leverage Login Access passes.  This means that the door is open into Qlik Sense, if you allow it, and you allow anyone to view dashboard applications that you authorize for anonymous access.


Identified users are authenticated users, against a valid security system such as Active Directory, LDAP, etc.., that are authorized into the Qlik Sense environment for governed and secured access to Stream and content.


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vinay_bangari
Valued Contributor III

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

mto

any help on this

vinay_bangari
Valued Contributor III

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

hja


Thank you for your reply. Let me go through and update the thread.

vinay_bangari
Valued Contributor III

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

hja

Sorry to ask too many questions. if a user he is not set up in qlik sense user list or anonymous user if he has qlik sense access point or hub link then he can get into the qliksense hub if he is in the network

vinay_bangari
Valued Contributor III

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

phaneendra.kunche

chiru_thota

any thoughts on this.

hja
Contributor

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

You actually have to enable Qlik Sense to allow for Anonymous access.  If you don't allow for this, then no one can gain access into Qlik Sense unless they are an identified user.  Anonymous authentication ‒ Qlik Sense


For clarity, you don't actually 'set up' users in Qlik Sense, you need to leverage an identity provider such as Active Directory, LDAP, SAML, etc.. where the user is already setup.   It is up to the Identity Provider to allow for identity verification of the user, it will then give Qlik Sense the nod if a user is identified or not and if authorizing the user into Qlik Sense should be allowed. 

Jeff Goldberg's content and video on Security goes into detail on how Qlik Sense leverages the 'last mile' of security which is 'Authorization' vs 'Identification'.

Qlik Sense Security Overview

Qlik Sense Security Overview - YouTube

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phaneendra_kunc
Valued Contributor III

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

Anonymous User -- It self says user can get to the app with out providing login credentials. In order to allow anonymous access you can to configure your virtual proxy to accept the  anonymous authentication. All anonymous users will use "login access" passes. In this case user wont be redirected to authentication module (login screen)

Anonymous authentication ‒ Qlik Sense

Good example is "qlik demo" website. try going to this website demo.qlik.com and access any app when you are not logged in community/qlik website.

Identified User -- Assuming other than anonymous user.

In this case user need to enter the credentials and those credentials will be checked against the repository (synced users) and if Yes, user is authenticated then he will get access to the apps/hub. 

user can consume User access token/Login access token.

In both cases token needs to be there.

Not applicable

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

When you work on the server on that time you provide access to the user. Suppose there is a user who don't have access on the server so when he or she try to login to the server he will be acted as anonymous user. Rest who already has access is Identified User

vinay_bangari
Valued Contributor III

Re: User types: Identified user and anonymous user

Thank you hja

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