How To Set Up Secure Cookie On WebLogic Server for Hyperion Products (Doc ID 1569358.1)

Last updated on JUNE 20, 2017

Applies to:

Hyperion Foundation Services (including Smartview for Office Toolkit) - Version 10.1.3.4.1 [1900] and later
Hyperion Essbase Administration Services - Version 11.1.2.1.000 and later
Hyperion Financial Reporting - Version 9.3.3.0.509 and later
Hyperion BI+ - Version 11.1.2.1.000 and later
Hyperion Planning - Version 11.1.2.1.000 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
December 22,2014

Goal

A common Web security problem is session stealing. This happens when an attacker manages to get a copy of your session cookie, generally while the cookie is being transmitted over the network. This can only happen when the data is being sent in clear-text; that is, the cookie is not encrypted.

EPM System web application sets a cookie to track the session. While setting a cookie, especially a session cookie, the server can set the secure flag, which forces the browser to send the cookie over a secure channel. This behavior reduces the risk of session hijacking.

Secure cookies are available only if EPM System products are deployed in an SSL-enabled environment. 

Solution

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