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Bypass Authentication In Qlik

Dear Team,

The concern is :

-> when a URL is hosted to group of customers , i would like the access to be seamless (without asking for authentication).

-> I tried to handle at QMC : System->Setup->QlikviewWebServer->Authentication-> Never. I faced the following issue :

"Failed to open document,you do not have access to this document" for all qvws hosted.

Please help me resolve the same.



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Valued Contributor III

Re: Bypass Authentication In Qlik

Have implemented Section access in your document?


Re: Bypass Authentication In Qlik

Hi Prajwal,

In addition to "Never" selected in QMC > System > Setup > QlikView WebServer > QVWS@ > Authentication, you'll want to have "Always anonymous" selected for Authorization\Clients in QMC > System > Setup > QlikView Servers > QVS@ > Security tab. Then to complete the process, the IQVS_<ServerName> user needs to be added to either the folder security or document security.  This user will need read & execution rights.  The IQVS_<ServerName> is created as a local user.  You can use a distribution to set it, by using All Users as the user type or you can set it manually on the folder or QVW.  If you do it manually you MUST restart the QVS service to force it to rescan the folder.

Hope this helps,


Sr. Technical Support Engineer with Qlik Support
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Re: Bypass Authentication In Qlik


IIS was installed post qlikview server and client installation, hence following sites are not available as part of IIS tree :




we cannot afford to uninstall qlikview server ,install IIS and server back again since it is being used by client in production environment.

Do we have any other workarond, where we can handle at QMC itself?


Re: Bypass Authentication In Qlik

If you are using section access and the users in the table do not match exactly in the form "domain\userid" there is little you can do server side. You need to open that file locally with a privileged user, make the necessary adjustments in the script and reload.

Actually that is a good test to verify that the application is fine: copy it locally to one of the user's computers and see if you can open it using QlikView Desktop. Note that IE Plugin by design does not use the QlikView Web Server service and therefore the NTNAME of the current user is passed through to the QlikView Server (as any other Windows pass-through scenario)