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2388013 - SAP Analytics Cloud (BOC): Browser prompts for user name and password when using SAML SSO


With SAML SSO configured using a customer Identity Provider, the Chrome browser will pop up with its own authentication dialog.



  • SAP Analytics Cloud (formerly known as SAP BusinessObjects Cloud / BOC)


By default, the Google Chrome browser will non submit a local users credentials to a site which is deemed in the 'Internet' zone.  This will cause the browser to present the challenge to the user, breaking the SSO workflow.


To allow the browser to submit a local users credentials for authentication to the Identity Provider, the site/domain must be added to Chromes authentication whitelist.  This requires the configuration of the following parameters in the Chrome installation:

Registy Configuration:

  • Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\AuthNegotiateDelegateWhitelist
  • Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\AuthServerWhitelist

Command-Line Switches (also via shortcut):

  • --auth-server-whitelist="*"
  • --auth-negotiate-delegate-whitelist="*"
  • Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --auth-server-whitelist="*" --auth-negotiate-delegate-whitelist="*"

See Also

More details on the syntax and options for these policy settings can be found at the links below:

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