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2388013 - SAP Analytics Cloud (BOC): Browser prompts for user name and password when using SAML SSO

Symptom

With SAML SSO configured using a customer Identity Provider, the Chrome browser will pop up with its own authentication dialog.

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Environment

  • SAP Analytics Cloud (formerly known as SAP BusinessObjects Cloud / BOC)

Cause

By default, the Google Chrome browser will non submit a local users credentials to a site which is deemed in the 'Internet' zone.  This will cause the browser to present the challenge to the user, breaking the SSO workflow.

Resolution

To allow the browser to submit a local users credentials for authentication to the Identity Provider, the site/domain must be added to Chromes authentication whitelist.  This requires the configuration of the following parameters in the Chrome installation:

Registy Configuration:

  • Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\AuthNegotiateDelegateWhitelist
  • Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\AuthServerWhitelist

Command-Line Switches (also via shortcut):

  • --auth-server-whitelist="*.mydomain.com"
  • --auth-negotiate-delegate-whitelist="*mydomain.com"
  • Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --auth-server-whitelist="*.sap.com" --auth-negotiate-delegate-whitelist="*sap.com"

See Also

More details on the syntax and options for these policy settings can be found at the links below:

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Keywords

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Product

SAP Analytics Cloud 1.0