About Actuate Visualization Platform security
A reporting web application is accessible to any user who has a web browser and the URI for the application. This chapter discusses the Actuate Visualization Platform security features and how to use them to:
*Ensure that users access only those objects in the volume for which they have permission.
*Protect sensitive reports.
The types of security you can provide for Visualization Platform are:
*Default user authentication. Use the default Visualization Platform and BIRT iHub facilities to ensure that users access only those reports and other volume items for which they have permission.
*User authentication using the iPortal Security Extension (IPSE). Use IPSE to customize and control the user login and authentication process. For details about implementing custom user authentication, see Creating a custom security adapter.