Securing data sources

You can secure data sources using IBM® Cognos® security or data source-specific security.

The IBM Cognos security for a data source does not override security policies that already exist for the data source. For example, for IBM Cognos cubes, the security may be set at the cube level. For Microsoft Analysis Server data sources, the security may be set using cube roles.

Depending on the data source, one or more of the following authentication methods are available:

All data sources also support data source signons defined for the Everyone group or for individual users, groups, or roles, see Users, Groups, and Roles. If the data source requires a signon, but you do not have access to a signon for this data source, you are prompted for authentication each time you access the data source.