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CMS in 11.1.7

Started by dougp, 02 Oct 2020 02:16:21 PM

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Does Cognos Mashup Service work in Cognos 11.1.7?  Does it require a separate install?

I see the documentation (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSEP7J_11.1.0/com.ibm.swg.ba.cognos.ca_dg_cms.doc/c_cms_new_chnged_dep_10_1_0.html#new_chnged_dep_10_1_0) doesn't include any changes since 10.2.2.

Is CMS still a thing?  Or must all former CMS apps be converted to use the new REST API?


It is still a thing and works without special install.


We're using:
Cognos 11.0.13 or 11.1.7
Windows Server
Single sign on using an external directory namespace

Mashup Service works in 11.0.13, but in 11.1.7...

When I navigate to https://<servername>:9300/bi/v1/disp/rds/wsdl I see XML.

When attempting to update the WebReferenceURL to the same value in the service I get:
The HTML document does not contain Web service discovery information.

As far as I can tell, the configurations match between my 11.0.13 and 11.1.7 systems.


"When attempting to update the WebReferenceURL", could you be more specific


In Visual Studio with the project open, looking at the service, when I enter https://<servername>:9300/bi/v1/disp/rds/wsdl for the 11.1.7 server I want to test the application against, I get the error message.


It is still there, just tested.


I think I found the problem that Visual Studio is having.  When I try to access the WSDL (https://<servername>:9300/bi/v1/disp/rds/wsdl), I get a login screen.  (had to clear the browser cache to see this.)  After logging in, I get the WSDL.  I think VS is expecting WSDL and doesn't know what to do with the login screen.

Can you think of any reason the WSDL would be behind a login screen?  ...why this may be happening for me if it's not for you?


It's not happening to me because I just used a browser to get to the URL and am using Anonymous Authentication on my development rig. The URI is in the credential-protected zone of /bi/*, so without at least a CAF cookie, your request will fail. You could just grab .\templates\ccs\wsdl\rdsV3.wsdl for the same result and embed it as resource in your project. I used to do just that for MetaManager and other SDK applications.


Thanks.  I'll try that.

That doesn't explain why it works in 11.0.13.  I don't allow anonymous access there either.