Sorry for very simple questions - I’m just starting with Cognos, I’ve used SAP’s Business Objects extensively before…
The first thing I’m trying to figure out is how to create a new user in Cognos? I found information on how to create Groups and Roles in the Cognos Administration (in IBM Cognos Administration, I think), but not users… In SAP’s BOBJ you cuold do all of this in CMC - is there an equivalent in Cognos?
Also, I’m a bit confused - what is the difference between IBM Cognos Administration and IBM Cognos Configuration? I have installed the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Server 32-bit 10.1.0 - and I was able to get tot he Cognos Connection and from their to Cognos Administration. But how do I get to the Configuration?
You don’t create users in Cognos. You create them in your authentication source (Active directory, LDAP, Siteminder…etc.).
Administration is accessed via the Cognos Portal using a browser.
Cog Config is the tool run on the server install to configure cognos. Start>Programs>Cognos>Cognos Config, or /opt/IBM/cognos/bin/cogconfig.sh (Must be in and xwindow or have an xserver running, and java installed).