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QlikSense login from local server using DNS redirect (SSL-cert)


I have seen this issue on two diffrent customers now and i was hoping that someone could help me identify the problem.

In both cases I have a server that works fine using the internal name and localhost. However theese customers dont want to use the self-signed cert so i got a working SSL cert that basicly works for all subdomains of a specific name. Like this "*.customername.se". To get this working you need to add a DNS-record to get a URL that will work with the cert (ex: https://qliksense.customername.se). This works fine and everythin, except when you are on the local server. If i use the servername (that worked befor with the self-signed cert) i get a cert-error (fine). However if i try to use https://qliksense.customername.se i get the Windows Authentication screen and it asks me to add a usename and password, but it wont take my credentials. If i use the servername and localhost, it works fine. If i connect from another server, it also works.

The problem here is that i have an application running locally on the server and it wornt connect to the QRS-API unless the certificate is valid. Witch means that i need to use the https://qliksense.customer.se name. But that way i cannot authenticate from the server.

Anyone seen this? Or anyone have any ideas?

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do you have something in your host file on the server to resolve the domain name back to the localhost.  I suspect it still won't work but just checking.


No there is nothing in the host file. And as long as the DNS point to the local IP adress, it shouldnt matter. Also, i have this issue on two diffrent customers.


These sounds very much like somthing we've seen, and is a windows security 'feature'

You can work around this by the simple regedit from the server as documented in this URL (BryansGeekSpeak: Debugging Windows Server 2008R2 Event ID 6037 - "The target name used is not valid"), and given below for reference.

  1. Go to REGEDIT > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\MSV1_0
  2. Right click MSV1_0 > New > Multi-String Value
  3. Type 'BackConnectionHostNames'
  4. Right click & select ‘Modify’
  5. Enter the Hostname of the site: WEBSITENAME (and on a new line enter the FQDN, WEBSITENAME.domain.com as well)
  6. Restart the QlikSense Proxy
  7. Done!

Thank you for sharing. Works like a charm!