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Excel 2000 and OLAP Cubes

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Hi,

I'm running SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition with Analysis   Services installed. I've made some cubes and added a couple of roles to the cubes.

The problem that I have is that I want people to be able to access these cubes over the web with a user name and password that I assign them. Is this possible?

Excel 2000 doesn't ask me for a user name or password when establishing a new connection to an OLAP cube. Is there any way to force it to ask me for one, or to specify one in the connection file?

Thanks in advance.
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Olap always uses the Windows security mechanism.
You can access the cubes using http(s) instead of the normal tcp/ip ports. This way you can have end-users provide username/password (they have to be defined in Active directory, and have access to the cube).
To allow http access, you have to copy a file called msolap.asp to an IIS virtual directory, and in the connection string, connect to http://<Yourserver>/<YourVirtualDirectory>
To get the security right, disallow anonymous access on that virtual directory.
hth,
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