Start OBIEE 11g Server without prompting Username and Password

19 Aug

When we starting BI services for OBIEE 11g always the services will prompt for Admin username and password. To avoid/fix this prompt we have a workaround as follows.

Create a file for the Administration Server and BI server. This file enables the Servers to start without prompting you for the administrator username and password.

1.  Go to the following directory:



2.  In this directory, create a file called using a text editor and enter the following lines in the file:



3. Save the file and close the editor. (Make sure that the extension of the file should be not

4. Place the same in following driectory too to start BI server without asking username and password.




When you start the Administration Server, the username and password entries in the file get encrypted.  For security reasons, you want to minimize the time the entries in the file are left unencrypted. After you edit the file, you should start the server as soon as possible so that the entries get encrypted.




Posted by on August 19, 2010 in OBI EE, OBIEE 11g


6 responses to “Start OBIEE 11g Server without prompting Username and Password

  1. Max

    September 17, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Please advice. I did create these two files and place to the directory you instructed. It still ask admin user name nad password when I start BI from start-program-Oracle Business Intelligence-Start BI services.

    How exactly boot. properties content looks like?

    Like this or I have to replace my own user name and password on either side of equal sign. Thanks.



  2. sarat

    September 23, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Hi Siva,

    do you have any step wise procedure to install obiee11g on 32 bit machine?

    Pls post it if you already have one.


  3. Mallesh

    October 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    HI Siva,

    Are you sure about this? I have tried(Created 2 files one under AdminServer/security
    folder and another under bi_server1/security ) and still it is asking for the credentials before starting BI Services. Did you do it in windows environment, in Linux it is working fine as I have tested there too..


  4. Umar Farooque

    January 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I follow the same steps but still facing the same problem. Any update about this.

    • Michael Fischer

      February 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Does the file exist in the directory
      /user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domains/config/nodemanager/ ?
      That’s the third password file in our OBIEE 11g Installation, with the same syntax as the files. Also crypted after first use.


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