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SingleSignOn for Business Objects Central Management Console(CMC)


Business Objects  Single Sign On also called SSO with Windows AD  is now available on CentralManagementConsole (CMC) in Business Objects 4.1 SP06.

On a  system which is already configured for SSO with BI Launchpad in 4.1 SP06, the end user needs to do the following changes to enable SSO for CMC.

Go to tomcat directory under the SAP Business Objects installation .Example Assuming the installtion directory path is C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\tomcat.

Create a file Create a file under C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\tomcat\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom.

Enter the following Configurations

  • sso.supported.types=vintela, trustedIIS, trustedHeader, trustedParameter, trustedCookie, trustedSession, trustedUserPrincipal, trustedVintela, trustedX509, sapSSO, siteminder
  • authentication.default=secWinAD

Restart tomcat once the above configuration steps are completed.

The Configured AD user will be automatically signed into CMC using SSO  .The user will not be prompted to login to CMC entering credentials.


When we do explicit log off in the login screen the authentication mathod might be shown as Enterprise.This occurs due to caching.

Hence to prevent this Browser cache has to be cleared first when we do the initial CMC SSO setup, otherwise old authentication method(Enterprise) will be cached.