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Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

I ran into the following problem when setting up a QV server.  I was unable to allow anonymous users to see any applications, but all authenticated users were.

I couldn't find the solution on QlikCommunity either so I thought I'd share here.

First, go to the Management Console -> System ->Setup -> QlikView Servers-> Security.  Click the button for "DMS authorization".

Next, go to Documents -> User Documents -> <name of the app> -> Authorization.

Click on the green + button, and set access to "All Users".

You have to do that for each and every app you want anonymous access to.

Good luck!

Keep in mind this is for a simple "sandbox" deployment.  I don't speak for the proper way to do this with Server/Publisher, fancy enterprise deployments.

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anantmaxx
Valued Contributor

Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

Man that work like wonder.. you saved me !!

Best Regards,

Anant

QV

Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

Hi Chester Liu

That works for DMS but for NTFS what should we do?

Partner
Partner

Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

This will work unless you have Small Business Edition Server (Due to DMS authorization). I wonder if this also works in NTFS

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Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

You mean NTLM?  Sorry I don't know.  Try customer support.

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Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

Not sure but i think we have to assign privileges to IQVS_SERVERNAME user to the document folders when using NTFS Authorization

Employee
Employee

Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

The equivalent using NTFS Authorization would be setting the file permissions to everyone:

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Still be aware of the huge potential security risk (to let access to anyone who is able to reach that folder)

Support
Support

Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

Hi,

See if this is still valid. It has been a couple of years since I used it.

Bill

Bill - Designated Support Engineer at Qlik
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Employee
Employee

Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

I can't think of any reason why your method would not be valid, Bill.

Thank you very much for sharing this document. A very nice solution for this kind of deployments (Sandbox with no security at all)

Re: Tip: Quick and dirty method to allow anonymous access to apps

Thank you Bill!!