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Status Future consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Security
Created by Guest
Created on May 16, 2023

Data Source Connections - Set Password Dynamically

Problem / Use Case - In Cognos Data source connections can be created in multiple places. Either of the below cases we need to enter the password manually. Considering knowing the password in Production databases is a Security Risk. So Implement a way to set the password dynamically by calling any SDK /Shell Script/any recommended method to get teh password dynamically. I see this is a big issue considering the Integrations / future implementations. 

Manage - Data Server Connections
Manage - Administration Console - Configuration - Data Source Connections

Benefit :- This will give a benefit to business and uninterpreted access, else when password expired (as per password mandatory policies) business has to wait for until new password is updated. Our case we never know what is the password as per CyberArk security policies. So this is a blocker for our application. 

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