[Phpwm] Reporting Systems

Ian Munday ian.munday at illumen.co.uk
Thu Feb 22 14:32:17 GMT 2007

On 22 Feb 2007, at 12:19, Jake Stride wrote:

> On 22 Feb 2007, at 12:10, Ian Munday wrote:
>> So far BIRT offers all positives, but now I need to sort out  
>> authentication - clearly any report request must authenticate the  
>> user (just as the web app does).  I've followed the suggestions on  
>> http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/deploy/usingPHP.php whereby  
>> BIRT is hosted on its own app server (Tomcat) and reports are  
>> called using the BIRT Viewer URLs.  To add authentication it  
>> appears to me I'd do something like:
>>     1)  Pass an authentication token as a parameter to BIRT.
>>     2)  Use the token to reference my database containing session  
>> information.
>> I'd like to keep any Java coding I have to do to a minimum purely  
>> because I'm not very fluent in it after not touching it for years.
> Thats my main issue with BIRT is the requirement to start using  
> Tomcat or the like - its one more thing to install and config (we  
> are looking to use it with EGS) and I can see lots of support  
> queries with people not getting it up and running.

That's true.  I know your delivery model is slightly more varied than  
ours, insofar that we pretty much only offer a managed hosted  
solution.  Have you considered utilising a tool like Ant to ease  
install / config?



Ian Munday
Illumen Ltd.

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