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Thread: account issues - invoke file through ssrs hyperlink

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2014

    account issues - invoke file through ssrs hyperlink

    hi there - i have hyperlinks in a column in ssrs report (in tablix) which point to some server where a dump of documents reside..the address in every

    hyperlink has a doc id appended which helps locate that doc and so clicking this link on ssrs report invokes the respective doc from that server..

    now this works fine if the ssrs report runs with the windows logged in user and the same user is also set up on that document server where ssrs

    hyperlink points to..and this was in dev env..

    going ahead in a controlled env, there would only be one system a/c which will be set up on that doc server and regardless of who the logged in

    windows user is who runs the report; access to the docs on that doc server will only be given to that sys a/ i passed this same sys a/c (which is

    set up on that doc server) in the data source in report mgr --> credentials stored securely in report server..and thought that these credentials will be

    picked while navigating to that doc server and the doc would be opened..but this doesn't seem to happen and it doesn't invoke the document...says

    invalid i think it's picking my logged in credentials here and not the ones of the sys a/c that i entered in data source...(pls note here, the

    doc server url doesn't contain the report server / report manager url's a different url and is used to only open the i don't think i

    can pass user credentials to that url like &dsuatasourcename=username&dspatasourcename=password..may be i am wrong and i can pass? but

    don't think that's secure even if it's an option?)

    alternatively, i thought this could be achieved by changing the execution account to this system a/c, under reporting services config mgr..but then we

    only have ssrs client tools can't change server settings..and just for this one requirement, nobody would accept my request to change the

    execution account...also don't know if changing exec account is even a solution for this?

    i hope the question is clear..please give some work arounds..i'm stumped and not getting required help anywhere..

    note: as another work around, i asked if a group can be set up on that doc server..and when all the users accessing the report are added to the

    group, they can open the doc after navigating from ssrs report...but the idea giving access to a group was rejected...they can only give access to this

    sys a/c...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2014

    I am pretty sure you cannot pass the user and password through link, it is not secure at all.

    I think that they have to give access to special group made for this, and the report can be limited only to these people who can see the documents.
    If not you can put the document in some ftp but obviously they are not fan of the idea the document to be shared so I see only to reorganize your report policy.
    You can limit also the result of the reports applying some filtering depending who is generating the report so he may see only the files he has access.

    Hopes that will work.

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