Firewall Security Rejection
This blog will discuss a way to fix an error message in Cognos Express 10.2.1.
The Error Message:
An error has occurred. DPR-ERR-2079 Firewall Security Rejection. Your Request was rejected by the security firewall. CAF rejection details are available in the log. Please contact your administrator.
In the installation location of IBM Cognos Express, browse to the BIN folder.
(Ex. C:\Program Files\IBM\Cognos Express\bin)
Execute the batch file named cogconfig.bat
This will open IBM Cognos Configuration. Alter the settings for “Enable CAF validation?” as “False” under IBM Cognos Application in the left pane.
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to start the service from this interface. Exit without saving (even if prompted to start the service)
Restart the IBM Cognos Express services by launching IBM Cognos Express Manager from the Start menu. On the “Manager” tab, press the “Restart” button.
2 thoughts on “Firewall Security Rejection in IBM Cognos”
Thanks but this didn’t work. If I don’t click save then the change does not save as when I restart it the CAF still shows true. If I save and don’t restart then go to Express manager and restart the error still fires in workspace. When I restart the config manage it shows CAF as False but somehow it is still running.
Try Clicking the save button explicitly, then exit without restarting or saving when prompted. The goal is to save the config change without restarting it, as restarting through cogconfig.bat will damage a CX installation. Restarting through the express manager is the only safe way to do so.