Creating the Cognos® administrator account

Create a new user, or select an existing user in the LDAP directory to serve as the administrator of the IBM® Cognos® BI Server component (you will add the administrator credentials to a configuration script when you deploy Cognos® Business Intelligence).

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Attention: The Cognos® administrator account must reside in the same LDAP directory used by HCL Connections.

If you will use an existing LDAP account, take note of the user name and password. For example, if your organization already has a Cognos® deployment, you might choose to use the same administrator account with Connections.

If an acceptable account does not exist already, create it now; again, note the credentials for use later.

For more information on using an LDAP directory with Cognos®, see Configuring IBM® Cognos® Components to Use an Authentication Provider in the Cognos® information center.

Note: The Cognos administrator user name should be the value of the first LDAP attribute used to log in to HCL Connections. Refer to the Log in attribute described in Step 1 of the topic Preparing to configure the LDAP directory.