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Andres C.
01-14-2009, 04:17 PM
Hi, please if anyone can help me with a problem that occurs to me in the metadata editor.

I have defined in the metada editor a business model, business tables and their relationship, a business view, and I can save my business model and publish to Pentaho BI Server.

The problem is when I want to assign permissions to business tables, because that section is disabled and show the following message:

Unable to display widget. Either your security configuration is incorrect or your Pentaho BI Server is not running or not accesible.

I'm using Ldap authentication and the environment is:

Ldap Active Directory
Pentaho BI Platform 1.7.1 GA
MySQL 5.0.51
Pentaho Metadata

Does anyone know what steps I need to set or where I can set up users and roles?

I understand that pentaho use the "ServiceAction" component to read the "content-acl.txt" file to obtain the users and roles, but in my case if I use LDAP authentication, what should I do?


Andres C.

01-14-2009, 04:53 PM
Configure the BI server to get the ACLs from Active Directory.
Then point metadata to the BI server.

Andres C.
01-15-2009, 01:30 PM
Hi Matt, thanks for your help

My problem is I don't know how to configure the BI server to get the ACLs from Active Directory, and how point metadata to the BI server.

You can explain me how I do this, what steps should I follow?

If you can suggest me some documentation or links with information about that.


Andres C.

01-15-2009, 02:00 PM
Here is a link:


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