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Persona IQ

Change Authentication Providers in Cognos safely without loss or need to reimplement your security models.

Persona IQ

1Overview

Changing Authentication Sources in Cognos is a risky and stressful activity.  Cognos meets the highest enterprise security standards by referencing internal IDs within your Authentication source.  When changing from one source (LDAP, Active Directory, Series 7, OpenID Connect or other) to another, those IDs never match meaning you lose everything.  Schedules won’t run, content won’t be accessible, all existing security efforts in Cognos are locked.  Re-implementation is a huge tedious waste of time and prone to manual error.  Motio’s Persona IQ safely gives Cognos teams the ability to smoothly map users from one authentication source to another without re-implementation or loss.

2Features

Replace your Namespace

Persona IQ allows you to virtualize multiple authentication sources in Cognos as a single source. 

The virtual namespace maintains the security IDs within Cognos and allows Cognos teams to change sources without touching any assets or content in Cognos at any time.  No changes or  impact to users, groups, role, policies, schedules, models or PowerCubes. This provides the fastest, safest and lowest impact to your Cognos environment when changing security sources today or in the future.

Replace your Namespace

Persona IQ allows you to virtualize multiple authentication sources in Cognos as a single source. 

The virtual namespace maintains the security IDs within Cognos and allows Cognos teams to change sources without touching any assets or content in Cognos at any time.  No changes or  impact to users, groups, role, policies, schedules, models or PowerCubes. This provides the fastest, safest and lowest impact to your Cognos environment when changing security sources today or in the future.

Migrate your Namespace

When changing authentication sources in Cognos you risk losing everything.  All objects in Cognos have a security policy and that policy is tied back to IDs within your authentication source.  This is great for security but an absolute pain when changing authentication vendors or technologies.  Redoing your security manually is a long, tedious process that is prone to errors and difficult to validate.  Persona IQ makes moving between authentication sources safe, quick, and easy by:

  • ZMapping old to new security IDs (users, groups)
  • ZUpdating content, policies, roles, and schedules

Want to know more about how much time, effort, and stress Persona IQ can save you and your teams and users?

Supported Platforms

Persona IQ supports migrating to and from:

  • ZOpenID Connect
  • ZSAML
  • ZCognos Series 7 Access Manager
  • ZMicrosoft Active Directory
  • ZMicrosoft Active Directory Federation Services
  • ZLDAP v3 Compliant Sources

3Benefits

Persona IQ Benefits

Whether migrating to a new authentication source or replacing your namespace, Persona IQ can provide the following benefits:

  • ZLess than five minutes of Cognos downtime
  • ZReconfigure Cognos to a new security source in under an hour
  • ZTens of thousands of CAMID references never change
  • ZEmpowers BI teams while adhering to corporate authentication standards
  • ZEliminates expensive, risky, and time-consuming migration projects

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