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1851176 - Extra sessions are created when two BW users are mapped together in BI4


Extra sessions are created in Central Management Console (CMC)


  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.0
  • 2 BW systems 7.x


Reproducing the Issue

  • A user has the same user ID in 2 BW systems (BW1 and BW2)
  • The same user has got at least one role in common in both BW systems 
  • In CMC, create 2 SAP users, one for each SAP system 
  • Map the 2 users so that the user is an alias of the other one
  • Create an OLAP connection pointing to BW1 using SSO
  • BW1 user creates a WebI report using the OLAP connection
  • From BILaunchPad, BW2 user logs in using SAP authentication
  • Locate and run the report
  • Open CMC
  • Go to 'Sessions'



STS configuration has not been configured or does not work


  • STS configuration is required since the use of OLAP connection
  • Please refer to SAP knowledge Base Article 1630528 - Steps required for setting SAP SSO Service in SAP BO BI4.0


KBA , BI , Business intelligence solutions , Problem


SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise 2008