Certificate based authentication to Reporting services (2008r2) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to use certificate based authentication to reporting services website? I found solutions for windows basic and forms authentication types.

    Best regards

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:49 PM


  • Hi,

    Reporting Services uses the HTTP SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) service to establish encrypted connections to a report server. If you have certificate (.cer) file installed in a local certificate store on the report server computer, you can bind the certificate to a Reporting Services URL reservation to support report server connections through an encrypted channel.

    Server certificates are installed on the Web server and typically require no additional configuration on the clients. Server certificates allow the clients to verify the identity of the server.

    Because, some Web sites and applications might require client certificates. Client certificates are installed on the client and allow the server to authenticate the clients. For more information about configuring client certificates, see Enabling Client Certificates in IIS 6.0 . But Client certificates is not supported in the SSRS 2005 later version. So SSRS 2008 R2 will not allow the server to authenticate the clients.

    More details information in article below for your reference:
    Configuring a Report Server for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Connections

    If you still have any problem, please feel free to ask.

    Vicky Liu

    Vicky Liu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Vicky_Liu Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vicky_Liu Friday, May 1, 2015 3:05 AM
    Friday, April 24, 2015 2:15 AM