I have a problem when connecting to Qlikview accesspoint via Safari from the IPAD.
- On our computers, we don't have to authenticate, we use a smartcard to connect to the system and the user/password is "automatically" sent to all applications.
- On the Ipad, we connect to the internal network via Wi-Fi and a personal certificate is installed on it that specifies the profile.
Connection to applications as SAP is working fine and gets this user/password automatically.
- However, for Qlikview, when I connect to the access point, I get a popup that ask me to authenticate (user/password). As we do not know our password, it is therefore not possible for our users to connect.
- I tried with a user/password Admin just to be sure and then it's working.
Is there a way to ask to Qlikview NOT to request this authentication but to get it automatically from the certificate ?
Thanks a lot.
IIRC this kind of authentication based on certificates is possible if yoiu use IIS as a web server. Actually, this is a Windows thing, not really a QlikView thing I think.
I'm not talking from prior experience, but am interested in an automatic solution like this too. I'll keep you posted if I find anything else.
Got some useful stuff from the net (certificate authentication in IIS):
Although this is for an older release of IIS (Win2K8), your system admin will know what to do to get this running on a Windows 2012 server for example.
Sorry for the delay, I was away from work.
Thanks for all your search.
We don't have IIS but Qlikview Server ... but it seems the problem is due to Ipad itself ...
What I don't understand is that connexion to SAP is working fine without the user/password. So I don't understand why connecting to intranet is an issue (it seems that sharepoint connection has the same issue).
That's what I feared indeed, I'll ask to my Qlik contact anyway and let you know if there are no workarounds ... but it seems not.
Thanks anyway :-)
Not yet solved unfortunately. but some possibilities.
However I investigated further and had contact with Qlik as well and with other companies.
This is the situation so far :
- it is NOT possible to connect via IOS application to Qlikview : username and password are always required. That means also that no OFFLINE connection will be possible as this application was a solution to this issue.
- It IS possible to connect with Safari to Qlikview server but :
- Qlik has to implement a development on the access point in order to implement a certificate reading. I wonder why this is not standard and why every company will have to pay for these 5 days developments, but that is another question ...
- It seems that as we want to keep the windows authentification, it will not be possible to do this on one machine, so we will need a second machine for mobile authentification that will work with certificate reading and connect to the main machine
(unlesss you want to implement certificates on all your desktop machines, what I don't want to do).
If anyone has other informations, I'm still willing to know ! ;-)
Have a nice day.