.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Security on Report Server

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 20, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server


Right now we have a certain structure on our report server. Every department has it's own folders with their specific reports.
But every department can look at the reports of every other department, is it possible to manage this security?
For example the sales employees, they should only see the report concerning sales operations and not these of IT.
One solution i've been thinking of is managing the access to the folders on the server itself (back-end). But I was hoping there was a better way to take care of this problem in report server (front-end).

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Access report server database connection information from custom security extension



Is there any way from my custom security extension that I can get to and unencrypt the database connection information held within the RSReportServer.config file?



A connection could not be made to the report server http://localhost/ReportServer.



  • I created a Report using Business Intelligence Studio. Its working working well, i can able to view records. But when i try to deploy the report an error occurs specifying that "A connection could not be made to the report server http://localhost/ReportServer. (Microsoft Report Designer)".
  • I open the IIS 7 and find out virtual directories "Reports" and "ReportServer" are available.
  • I check on the browser and type "http://localhost/reports".  I find the browser direct to this url: http://localhost/reports/Pages/Folder.aspx and find error specifying the following one:

         Error:The report server is not responding. Verify that the report server is running and can be accessed from this computer.

  • when i type http://localhost/reportmanager, i found the error:

    HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found

    The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.


Security Briefs: Add a Security Bug Bar to Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010


Take a peek inside Microsoft's strict development security structure as Bryan Sullivan describes the objective security bug classification system?the "bug bar"?used by internal product and online services teams. He will show you how to incorporate this classification system into your own development environment using Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010.

Bryan Sullivan

MSDN Magazine March 2010

SQL Server 2005: Jazz Up Your Data Using Custom Report Items In SQL Server Reporting Services


Custom report items in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services address your needs for custom reports without the pain of doing it from scratch.

Teo Lachev

MSDN Magazine October 2006

Data Points: Report Controls in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services


Reporting has always been one of the dark arts of development. The tools typically seem to do just enough to get you to a certain point, then leave you to find workarounds to solve more complex issues.

John Papa

MSDN Magazine July 2006

Hackers Beware: Keep Bad Guys at Bay with the Advanced Security Features in SQL Server 2005


Get a peek at the new security features in SQL Server 2005 from a developer's point of view. While there are lots of admin enhancements, there are also plenty of dev-specific security improvements you can take advantage of, such as endpoint authentication and support for the security context of managed code that executes on the server. Here Don Kiely elucidates.

Don Kiely

MSDN Magazine June 2005

Intrusion Prevention: Build Security Into Your Web Services with WSE 2.0 and ISA Server 2004


Once you've addressed security in your code, it's time to look at the environment it runs in. Firewalls stop unauthorized traffic from getting into your network, and smart Web service-specific firewalls, like the one that comes with Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004, bring XML intrusion prevention to your system for that added layer of safety.

Dino Esposito

MSDN Magazine November 2004

ISA Server 2004: Developing an Application Filter for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration S


The beta version of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 is now publicly available. It includes a rich SDK with several extensibility mechanisms that allow third parties to integrate their specialized solutions on top of the ISA platform. In this article, the author explores the application filter extensibility mechanism, which enables you to add high-level application layer filtering capabilities to ISA Server and to provide rich content filtering solutions. He also highlights the new features of the ISA Server 2004 SDK, then moves on to describe how to develop a basic application filter that monitors all data going through the ISA Server, and how to integrate a filter into the ISA Server management console to create a seamless interface experience for your users.

Yigal Edery

MSDN Magazine March 2004

Windows Server 2003: Discover Improved System Info, New Kernel, Debugging, Security, and UI APIs


There's a lot to say about Windows Server 2003. First of all, it's the first operating system with built-in .NET Framework support, and it's the first 64-bit OS from Microsoft. But wait, there's more! There are lots of new features and APIs in this version as well. For instance, Windows Server 2003 features Hot Add Memory and a number of other arcane new tidbits. There are new APIs for handling threads, directories, and files, and new features like the low fragmentation heap for managing memory and system information. There's vectored exception handling and new UI APIs as well.OS internals expert Matt Pietrek takes a look at the additions he finds most interesting and useful so you'll have a good place to start when you dive into Windows Server 2003.

Matt Pietrek

MSDN Magazine June 2003

Security Briefs: Exploring S4U Kerberos Extensions in Windows Server 2003


Building Web sites that provide services external to the corporate firewall is tricky. Usually it's not desirable to grant corporate domain accounts to external clients, and from a purely practical standpoint Kerberos does not work well over the Internet due to the typical configuration of client-side firewalls.

Keith Brown

MSDN Magazine April 2003

Virus Hunting: Track and Report Server Attacks Quickly and Easily with the .NET Networking Classes


To help stop the spread of worms, viruses, and other hostile activity, it is important to track down and report the servers used in these attacks along with those used to send spam. Many Web administrators, however, don't take the time to track them because the manual process can be quite cumbersome. The Microsoft .NET Framework comes to the rescue with several networking classes, including the Dns class and the TcpClient class, that abstract away the complexity of performing DNS and WHOIS lookups. These classes make it easy to create a simple, straightforward ASP.NET-based utility for performing these lookups and automating this very important task.

G. Andrew Duthie

MSDN Magazine April 2002

Active Server Pages+: ASP+ Improves Web App Deployment, Scalability, Security, and Reliability


ASP has been rebuilt from the ground up. The result? Active Server Pages+. ASP+, with a host of new features, provides for easier to write, cleaner code that's simple to reuse and share. ASP+ boosts performance and scalability by offering access to complied languages; development is more intuitive thanks to Web Forms; and an object-oriented foundation facilitates reuse. Other important features include page events, Web Controls, and caching. Server Controls and improvements in data binding are also new with ASP+. Libraries for use with ASP+, and the Microsoft .NET Framework which allows custom business functions to be exposed over the Web, provide more new development opportunities.

Dave Sussman

MSDN Magazine September 2000

Cannot export from a Report in SharePoint integrated mode in a server hardend environment


We have installed Reporting Services 2008 integrated with MOSS with SQL Server 2008 on a 64 bit platform.

The environment has worked fine in test (but the servers are not hardend).

With the production environment, any attempt to export from a report into another format (eg excel, tiff etc) results in an unexpected error within SharePoint requiring closing the browser and reopening.

There are no details behind the error. We can also find no traces of the error within any of the logs (SharePoint, Reporting Services, Windows event log etc)

When the report is opened directly from Reporting Services (ie http://servername:8080/reportserver) the report exports fine. Similarly, if the report is opened directly from Report Builder 2, or through opening Report Builder 2 from SharePoint there is no issue. This issue only happens when the report is invoked directly through SharePoint.


We can only assume that this issue has something to do with server hardening/UAC as we have

Report server URL accessible with Firefox But not with IE 8


I configured reporting services integrated with Share Point. I can able to access the report server URL using firefox. But, i am unable to browse to the URL using IE. Anyone, please shed some light on this. I can able to access URL in IE by using IP address:

Example : [Firefox]

http://systemname/reportserver      {accessible}

Example : [Internet Explorer]

http://systemname/reportserver      {Not accessible}

http://IPADDRESS/reportserver    {accessible}



Administrator and Developer Guide to Code Access Security in SharePoint Server 2007

Explore configuration options, get best practices for managing CAS in SharePoint environments, and walk through a complex CAS scenario.

Is this same as SQL server Reporting Service or else what can we say for these type of report genera

Hi      In my windows application I am generating reports using this steps          1) Creates a stored procedure in the sql server for the required report output          2) In the .Net application add new Item adds a DataSet1.xsd binds the stored procedure to the DataSet1           3) Adds a Report1.rdlc to the application and places the requred fields in the Report1.rdlc          4) Adds a ReportViewer control to a form and binds the Report1.rdlc to the ReportViewer contol and shows the report Is this same as SQL server Reporting Service or else what can we say for these type of report generation 

Open Crystal Report Server Infoview in ASP.NET APP

We recently purchased a Crystal Reports Server 2008. Is it possible to integrate the Crystal Report Server Infoview into an ASP.NET application without prompting the user the login credentials and navigating to the particular folder.    
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend