[Phpwm] Reporting Systems
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
>> 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?
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Email: ian.munday at illumen.co.uk
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