|Article Number: 502581||Article Version: 4||Article Type: Break Fix|
Data Protection Advisor,Data Protection Advisor Family
Data Protection Advisor (DPA) authentication for the web published scheduled reports has been disabled.
Some customers have a need to access DPA reports via a Web style interface. In DPA 5 a Web Server, acting as Report Portal was available,and could be accessed without a password.
This functionally has been removed from DPA 6. The Web Server component is a security vulnerability that requires near constant patching, fixing newly developed exploitation approaches. In addition, the strategic role of DPA is not to be the Report Portal, rather to publish reports to destinations, such as other portals, as required. For these reasons the portal was removed from the DPA.
Reports produced by DPA can continue to be accessed via a web server, if a web server is configured correctly. This would be the customer’s responsibility.
In DPA 6 functionality was added to publish to Microsoft Sharepoint 2013. This purpose of this was to eliminate the need for a web server. This would be a better option to consider. Details on publishing to MS Sharepoint can be found in the DPA internal help and DPA Installation and Administration Guide. Please contact EMC Technical Support for further details or information.
Please contact Dell EMC Technical Support for further details or information.