Currently, we are required to have a fixed IP address to use Client tools (IDT, Rich Client) (also server admin). I’m no admin guy, but I assume the server police want this so that anyone connecting via Client Tools is a trusted user.
But the working from home thing throws a wrinkle into things, since we get a home-based IP address. Even a wireless connection from the office isn’t allowed.
However, as context, one can connect to the server from any machine via a browser for Web Intelligence and CMC things … so I don’t really get why they’re so strict when connecting via client tools.
Could we switch the “authority” to connect to use client tools from IP address to our PC device name? This might be even more secure because it’s fixed to the PC whereas an IP address technically is not.
For actual server administration, I can certainly understand a “trusted source” model, that makes sense. But that’s totally different login credentials from Rich Client or IDT.
Looking for some help to talk to the security team.
We’re on BI 4.2 SP-5