SSRS 2008: The request failed with HTTP Status 401: Unauthorized
Posted on 2012-08-22
We have SSRS 2008 running on our production SQL Server, where I have deployed a data source and report. We are trying to display that report from our asp.net application using the “ReportViewer” control. The report only displays if I provide the Windows Server's Administrative Credentials to the report viewer control using the following line of code
If I do not provide these credentials OR provide any of the credentials used to access the database, I get an exception that says “The request failed with HTTP status 401: Unauthorized”.
Since I have to provide Windows Administrative credentials that we use to logon to the server, I do not feel it is a secure way of generating reports.
I tried adding the following line to web.config “<identity impersonate=”true”>”, but that did not help.
I also added a new user with the type "Browser" role, but I do not know how to connect with this new user as I do not see a Windows account with the same user name.
My questions are as follows:
1) Is there a way to generate the reports on our Reporting Server and have them display on a aspx page without providing these Credentials?
2) Since reporting service runs on port 80, do I need to create a Firewall rule for that port.
3) Do I need to create a new Windows user without Admin privilidges with the same Username as the new user I created on SSRS?