IBM Cognos BI CAM Authentication Limitation with TM1 Data

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IBM Cognos administrators should be aware of a security limitation when leveraging Cognos Access Manager (CAM) for user authentication with IBM Cognos TM1. When the Cognos TM1 server is configured to run in security mode 4 or 5 there is a potential for a user to retrieve inconsistent and incorrect data results. This issue results from a Cognos BI user being assigned the TM1 data security definition of a previously logged-in user when these users share a similar security group profile. Please review this document for detailed instructions and use case scenarios. The recommended interim work-around calls for more explicit definition of CAM group assignments that exactly match a user’s Security Group profile defined within the Cognos TM1 server.

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IBM Cognos BI CAM Authentication Limitation with TM1 Data.pdf


Please note, this issue has been addressed in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 8.4.1 FP3 and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 FP1. Upgrading to one of these versions will eliminate this potential issue.

Related information

Download Cognos BI 10.1 FP1
Download Cognos 8 BI 8.4.1 FP3

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Business Analytics Cognos TM1 TM1 Windows 9.5.1, 9.5, 9.4 All Editions
Business Analytics Cognos Express Security Windows 9.0 All Editions
Business Analytics Cognos Business Intelligence Security AIX, HP-UX, HP Itanium, Linux, Solaris, Windows 10.1 All Editions
Business Analytics Cognos Business Intelligence Security AIX, HP-UX, HP Itanium, Linux, Solaris, Windows 8.4, 8.4.1 All Editions

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More support for:

Cognos Business Intelligence
Security

Software version:

8.4, 8.4.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP Itanium, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1445257

Modified date:

2013-03-28

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