1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 20, 2014 5:58 AM by Marcus Sommer RSS

    Counting unique users when anonymous auth

    Magnus ÅVITSLAND

      Hi Qlik!

       

      I need to somehow show "Number of unique users".

      Is [Client_machine_identification] the field for me?

       

      Background:

      Several objects show a count of unique users using the field [Authenticated User].

       

      That does not work in my clients environment, because they use anonymous authentication thus all users get [Authenticated User] = 'Anonymous'.

       

      I cannot use the field [QlikView User] either, because not all apps use authorization.

       

      That leaves me with the field [Client_machine_identification] and hence my question:

       

      How is [Client_machine_identification] calculated?

      Does it always return the came hash for the same IP/MAC whenever that user connects, or how does it work?

      Is [Client_machine_identification] the field for me?


      Kind regards

      Magnus Åvitsland

      BI Architect Consultant

      Framsteg.com