Dundas BI 4 - Integration
Welcome to the second installment of our Dundas BI 4 – Feature Series webinars blog. If you missed our first webinar on Operational Reporting, you can either read about it here, or watch the in-depth webinar hosted by Dundas’ Reporting Lead Developer Kevin Micallef, here.
Feature Series 2 – Integration
The emphasis of this webinar is on the extended integration options in Dundas BI 4 that make it even easier to integrate analytics within every business process, including the Embed Library and new Federated Claims Based Authentication.
Date – Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time – 11:00 AM EST
Presenters – Terrence Sheflin, R&D Director, UI/UX & Rob Siklos, R&D Director, Framework and Tools
This webinar on Integration will focus on two separate topics, the first being the Dundas Embed Library. This library is designed to make embedding Dundas BI views (Dashboard, Scorecard, or Report) within other web applications easy. Sounds simple right? This portion of the webinar, hosted by Terrence Sheflin, will cover a variety of topics in relation to Dundas BI’s Embed Library:
- Creating a HTML-only page, which has an embedded Dundas BI instance in it
For more information on the Dundas Embed library, check out all the details here: http://www.dundas.com/Support/developer/samples/integration/using-the-dundas-bi-embed-library
The second leg of this webinar, hosted by Rob Siklos, is structured to provide more insight into Dundas BI 4’s Federated Claims Based Authentication. Federated Authentication enables users to log on to Dundas BI by authenticating using a third-party identity provider. For example, instead of accessing the default Dundas BI log on screen, users may be redirected to a Google log on screen, where they will authenticate with the relevant credentials and automatically redirect back to Dundas BI with information about the user. This will allow you to leverage existing authentication protocols rather than having to redefine users within Dundas BI:
Federated Authentication protocols supported by DBI
With Dundas BI 4, users will be able to authenticate their credentials through numerous protocols. The protocols that are support are as follows:
- SAML 2.0
How to configure Federated Authentication
In order to configure Federated Authentication in Dundas BI, two things are required: a Federated Authentication Manifest, and a Federated Authentication Bridge. The Manifest is a JSON array, which contains all the required properties for Federated Authentication, and the Bridge, is a web application within the Dundas BI infrastructure.
Federated Authentication Examples
Once Rob’s walked you through the What, Why and How of Federated Authentication, he’ll demonstrate various examples of this feature in action. Specifically, he’ll show you an example of Federated Claims Based Authentication using Google, and another example using Active Directory Federation Services.
For more information on Federated Claims Based Authentication, you can learn more here: http://www.dundas.com/Support/learning/documentation/install-configure/enabling-federated-authentication