Archive for March, 2013

Microsoft TecheEd India 2013: Come and join our session

March 18, 2013 Leave a comment


Teched Bangalore 2013

Look for the SQL Developer track. If you are at TechEd, do join.

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Microsoft BI Authentication and Identity Delegation

March 11, 2013 Leave a comment


From straightforward client/server designs to complex architectures relying on distributed Windows services, SharePoint applications, Web services, and data sources, Microsoft BI solutions can pose many challenges to seamless user authentication and end-to-end identity delegation. SQL Server technologies and data providers expect to use Windows authentication while SharePoint Server uses Web Services Security (WS-Security). Flowing a user identity from a Windows or browser-based BI client application through a claims-based SharePoint service to a Windows backend system is not always possible due to various limitations in data providers, security protocols, and identity services. Network, forest, and federation topologies also influence the authentication flows. Familiarity with the authentication protocols and capabilities, delegation limitations, and possible workarounds is an indispensable prerequisite to delivering a positive BI user experience across the entire Microsoft BI solution stack in enterprise environments.

To review the document, please download the Microsoft BI Authentication and Identity Delegation Word document.

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