Configuring anonymous authentication

Anonymous authentication allows anyone to access public information that is available for viewing on the Spotfire web client without prompting them for a user name or password.

Procedure

  1. Export the Spotfire Server basic configuration from the Spotfire database to an XML file, and then open the file in a text editor; for instructions on exporting the file, see Manually editing the Spotfire Server configuration file.
  2. Set the security.anonymous-auth.enabled configuration property to "true".
  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Import the file back into Spotfire Server; for instructions, see Manually editing the Spotfire Server configuration file.
  5. Enable the guest account by using the enable-user command in the following form: config enable-user --username=ANONYMOUS\guest