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PAX API vba LogOn

  • 1.  PAX API vba LogOn

    Posted Fri June 28, 2019 11:57 AM
    The PAX API documentation here notes that he LogOn function cannot be used for cloud-based instance of PA. Is that still valid or does anyone know of an alternative method to automatically connect to cloud instance using LDAP non-interactive user to refresh workbooks?

    https://ibm.github.io/paxapi/#logon

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    Andrew Scheevel
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  • 2.  RE: PAX API vba LogOn

    Posted Fri June 11, 2021 04:53 AM
    I'm ressurecting this because I'd like to know the answer as well! Did you get anywhere with this in the end Andrew?

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    Paul Segal
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  • 3.  RE: PAX API vba LogOn

    Posted Mon June 14, 2021 11:42 AM

    There's still more for us to do to enable the full range of potential auth configurations with regards to automation workloads, but if you auth flow is credential-less (ie: integrated or passwordless etc) there is some opportunity in the product these days. 

    Please reach out if so.



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    Ted Phillips
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  • 4.  RE: PAX API vba LogOn

    Posted Tue June 15, 2021 04:56 AM
    Hi Ted,

    Thanks for the reply.

    If there's one thing that grinds my gears as much as the lack of heirarchy aware DBRW formulas, it's that I was sold IBM Cloud on the basis that it was all round better than On Prem. When it comes to this sort of thing (REST API, VBA, third-party connections) this just isn't true and is a huge PITA.

    I want to be able to automate a workbook, pure and simple, something I've been doing for many years in On Prem - if it needs to be credentialess, then I can work with that as long as you let me know what I need to do. It's a vanilla federated cloud install, so there's shouldn't be any surprises for you on the Cloud side (or indeed on the PAFE side).

    Regards

    Paul



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    Paul Segal
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  • 5.  RE: PAX API vba LogOn

    Posted Tue June 15, 2021 09:23 AM
    Hi Paul, I didn't get anywhere with this.

    -Andrew

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    Andrew Scheevel
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