Monday, April 27, 2009

How to give anonymous access to the reports.

In some organizations we must have some requirements where we need to show reports to all users. In those cases we might need to enable anonymous access to the reports. Below are the steps which we must follow to enable anonymous access to reports in SSRS

Changes in IIS:
  1. Go to IIS.
  2. Select reports application –> properties –> Directory Security –> Authentication and Access control –> Edit –> Enable Anonymous access.
Changes in SSRS Application:
  1. Open the reports on the report server located at http://<servername>/reports
  2. Browse to the report that needs to be accessed anonymously.
  3. Select properties tab for the report.
  4. Select security from the left navigation.
  5. Select New Role Assignment from this page.
    1. Give a group name - everyone (in the "group or user name" text box).
    2. Select the option Browser role and then click OK. [Browser role is for READ - ONLY access].

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