Summary


This article describes options for securing access to an XDC.


Authentication Modes

  • InfoBurst: Requesting user must have provide valid InfoBurst user credentials
  • Windows: Requesting user must have an InfoBurst user account with NTUser information configured


Security Level

The security level for an XDC is configured under Data Links > Authentication Source.

Basic Restrictions

User providing valid InfoBurst user credentials or using valid Windows domain\user (associated with InfoBurst user account) will have access to the cache.

The following are requirements for the requesting dashboard user:
  • InfoBurst account 
  • InfoBurst user must be a member of a group that has access to the folder in which the XDC resides


Restrict by User Account Name


User providing valid InfoBurst user credentials or using valid Windows domain\user (associated with InfoBurst user account) will have access to the cache if the user information is contained in the Authentication Source.


The following are requirements for the requesting dashboard user and Authentication Source:

  • InfoBurst account
  • InfoBurst user must be a member of a group that has access to the folder in which the XDC resides
  • Authentication source (data source) must be assigned that contains the InfoBurst or Windows domain\user
    • Data source containing user information can be a database, MultiColumn List or Excel File List.
    • Only users found in the a column labeled user, username, userid, or uid will have access to read this cache. The value in the column can either be the InfoBurst username or a Windows domain\user.

Restrict by User Account Name and Key

User providing valid InfoBurst user credentials or using valid Windows domain\user (associated with InfoBurst user account) will have access to the cache if the user information is contained in the Authentication Source. User will then only be returned one or more sub-caches based on the key value or values associated with that user in the Authentication Source.

The following are requirements for the requesting dashboard user and Authentication Source:
  • InfoBurst account
  • InfoBurst user must be a member of a group that has access to the folder in which the XDC resides
  • Authentication Source (data source) must be assigned that contains the InfoBurst or Windows domain\user
    • Data source containing user information can be a database, MultiColumn List or Excel File List.
    • Only users found in the a column labeled user, username, userid, or uid will have access to read this cache. The value in the column can either be the InfoBurst username or a Windows domain\user.
    • User will only be returned data for the key or keys returned from the Authentication Source. The source column containing the key value can be labeled key, keys, code, codes, or the name of the current cache key (i.e. STATE). The value can be a ";" or "," delimited list of values and you may use "*" as a wildcard.