How to remove login in standalone Saiku

Note: Standalone, as in not integrated in other platforms, solutions, apps, whatnot. If you integrate two apps, you will want to integrate their security as well, mmmkay?

The setting: Saiku is an awesome-looking, relatively fast OLAP analyzer. It’s shipped within Pentaho, but you can get it by itself, too. The logic is the same: set the Java path, fire up the server, and ahoi slices and dices!

The problem: In our internal CRM, the security is already taken care of, we no need additional Spring security. So I want the security be gone. Here is how.

1. The first step is well-explained on Saiku’s support page, it’s just kind of hidden in the middle of the comment flood.

This method works for me
step 1. change applicationContext-saiku-webapp.xml:

    <security:intercept-url pattern="/rest/**" access="IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY" />
    <security:intercept-url pattern="/json/**" access="IS_AUTHENTICATED_ANONYMOUSLY" />

step 2. add property allowAnonymous in saiku-beans.xml

    <bean id="sessionService">
            <property name="authenticationManager" ref="authenticationManager" />
            <property name="allowAnonymous" value="true" />
    </bean>

2. The second step, to remove the window itself, is also in one of the threads, also rather straightforward:

just comment the last if in settings.js like this

//if (window.location.hostname && (window.location.hostname == “dev.analytical-labs.com” || window.location.hostname == “demo.analytical-labs.com” )) { Settings.USERNAME = “admin”; Settings.PASSWORD = “admin”; //}

Ta-dah! No more authorization issue. Then in two weeks you will discover the magic of user schemas and multi-tenant reporting and want to undo the whole process.

Conclusion: Now you know how to remove Saiku security.

One thought on “How to remove login in standalone Saiku

  1. Hi,

    and did you by any chance try to integrate saiku with some external SSO like keycloak ?
    We are working with that for at least two weeks and in every scenario the default login form keeps popping up :/

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