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BMC Analytics for BSM provides SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise authentication and BMC Atrium Single Sign-On authentication.

  • SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise authentication is the authentication method used to access the SAP BusinessObjects Central Management Console. For more information about SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise authentication, see the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise documentation.
  • BMC Atrium Single Sign-On authentication supports many authentication protocols and provides single sign-on and single sign-off for users of BMC products.

Access to the reports is a combination of the authentication used by the BMC application that provides the data and the authentication provided by BMC Analytics for BSM. For example, if you are reporting on BMC Remedy Service Desk, users in the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise server must be consistent with those in BMC Remedy Action Request System (BMC Remedy AR System) server. After installing the product by using one type of authentication, you can run the product installation utility to reconfigure the authentication type. For more information, see Modifying the installation.

BMC Atrium Single Sign-On

The BMC Atrium Single Sign-On system requires a user to present credentials only once for authentication and subsequently be automatically authenticated by every BMC Software product that is integrated into the system.

This authentication method requires that you have previously installed the BMC Atrium Single Sign-On server and configured to use an authentication server such as LDAP, RSA Secure ID, or others. For more information about installing and configuring the BMC Atrium Single Sign-On server, see the BMC Atrium Single Sign-On documentation portal.

The benefit to BMC products that have BMC Atrium Single Sign-On as an authentication option is that all of the authentication protocols supported by BMC Atrium Single Sign-On are available to the product and any new protocols added are available without any product changes. The BMC Atrium Single Sign-On server and agents provide the needed integration into these systems so a product does not need any adjustments. Advanced authentication schemes are possible with authentication chaining which allows greater flexibility in integrating to complex enterprise environments.

Notes

BMC Atrium Single Sign-On is compatible with BMC products only and is not part of the SAP BusinessObjects single sign-on configuration.