This document discusses the issues and resolutions for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Server Authentication.
After a successful integration of OBIEE with a LDAP server using a SSO process, User authentication is transferred to the LDAP server. The entire User authentication process is then performed against the LDAP Server. This process introduces a new problem. The problem is it deactivates all OBIEE local User access, which means that the dashboards and reports they developed are no longer accessible to anyone. In addition, the OBIEE Administrator User cannot setup a Security Model for the LDAP Users.
This poses a major data security setup issue across organizations related to access privileges of the OBIEE Presentation services content.