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By default, the WebFOCUS Reporting Server installed with App Studio can only be started by the user who installed it. In addition, the WebFOCUS Reporting Server is not enabled by default to run with security. For use with App Studio, this is sufficient because App Studio starts the WebFOCUS Reporting Server with security OFF. This server is used by a developer for local stand-alone development (not to be shared by other developers) and it is not licensed for group development.
You must configure server security if the following applies:
The WebFOCUS Reporting Server can encrypt and store passwords for administrator user IDs. To start with security OFF, the passwords are not required. However, to start with security OPSYS, the server must know both the Windows user ID and its password. By default, the WebFOCUS Reporting Server does not know any passwords and therefore, cannot start with security OPSYS.
Is the port number of your Reporting Server.
Note: The default Reporting Server port is 8121.
The Change Provider page opens.
Note: If your ID is not listed, type your ID and password in the appropriate fields.
You can now start the server using the Start Security ON option through the App Studio Server program group.
Note: The passwords and user IDs stored by the server must be kept in sync with those used to log on to Windows. If you change your Windows password, you must access the Server Console to change the password stored by the server.
To run the App Studio development features, you do not need to be an administrator to the local machine. However, the WebFOCUS Reporting Server must run as an administrator to the Windows machine.
To allow users who are not Windows administrators to use the WebFOCUS Reporting Server, you can configure the server service to run automatically with Windows. If you want to run it with security off, you can change the user ID it runs under as a service. Normally when the server runs as a service, it runs with security OPSYS and uses a local system administrator account that was created by Windows.
Users that did not install App Studio log on to the Windows machine and use App Studio. The WebFOCUS Reporting Server stores a list of user IDs that the server recognizes as server administrators. To start the WebFOCUS Reporting Server in any security mode, you must be logged on to Windows as a user ID that the server recognizes as an administrator. By default, the server only recognizes the user ID that was used when you install App Studio. To start the server as a different ID, you must add additional user IDs through the Reporting Server Console.