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Installing On-Demand Add-on on a Microsoft IIS hosted QlikView AccessPoint

You must install the Qlik NPrinting On-Demand Add-on on your QlikView Web Service to create On-Demand reports from the QlikView AccessPoint interface.

If your QlikView Servers are in a cluster, or you performed a custom installation of QlikView Server components, you must install On-Demand on each QlikView Web Service in the cluster.

Note: On-Demand reports in Qlik Sense are created using the reporting control. See: Installing Qlik Sense On-Demand reporting control.

Requirements

  • QlikView Server:
    • 11.20 SR15 or higher

    • 12.10 SR1 or higher

    • 12.20 or higher
  • QlikView Server is installed and configured to use Microsoft IIS with ASP.NET 4.5 (or higher) as web server.
  • Qlik NPrinting is configured to use JWT authentication. See: JWT authentication.

    The certificate with private key used to configure JWT authentication must be installed on the Microsoft IIS local machine personal certificate store. Certificates generated using CNG compatible algorithms are not compatible with the On-Demand Add-on.

JWT settings

JWT must be configured as specified:

JWT attribute configurations
Attribute Configuration
JWT attribute mapping Match user by Domain\Name
JWT attribute for user ID uid
JWT attribute for user directory dom

Downloading the installation file

Do the following:

  1. Go to the Qlik website.
  2. In the top right, click Log In. Log in with a registered customer or partner account.
  3. In the main menu, go to Support > Product Downloads & Upgrades.

    Qlik website main menu, showing path to Product Downloads.

  4. Click the Get Started button. In the main menu, click Qlik NPrinting.

    Qlik Download Site, Qlik NPrinting downloads.

  5. Use the left-hand menu to filter your options.
  1. Download Qlik NPrinting On-Demand Add-on.exe save it to a folder on the IIS server.

Installing On-Demand

Do the following:

  1. Double-click Qlik NPrinting On-Demand Add-on.exe to launch the installation.
  2. If the QlikView Server requirements are not met, you will see an error message. Check the logs for more information.
  3. Click Install to proceed.
  4. If the User Account Control window appears, click Yes.
  5. Click Next when the welcome message appears.
  6. Accept the terms and conditions.
  7. Click Next to proceed.
  8. Enter your Qlik NPrinting Server URL in the following format: https://YourServerName:PortNumber.

    Note: Make sure there is no slash (the character “/”) following the port number. The default port number is 4993.

    Note: If your Qlik NPrinting Server and Qlik NPrinting Engine are installed on different computers, use the Qlik NPrinting Server URL.

  9. Enter the certificate thumbprint used to configure JWT authentication on the Qlik NPrinting Server. To find the certificate thumbprint:
    1. Navigate to the location where the certificate is installed.
    2. Double-click on the certificate and go to the details page.
    3. Copy the value from the certificate thumbprint, and paste it into the field in the Qlik NPrinting On-Demand Add-on setup.

  10. Click Next.
  11. Click Install.
  12. Click Finish to close the setup window.

Configuring On-Demand settings on Qlik NPrinting Server

You must configure these settings on your Qlik NPrinting Server:

  • You must have a connection to a QlikView Server or a Qlik Sense server.

    QlikView Server and QlikView Cluster connections are supported with On-Demand. Local connections are not supported. See: Creating connections.

  • If you are connecting to a QlikView Server or Cluster with a QlikView Server Extranet License, the following options must be enabled when configuring the connection:
    • Connection requires authentication
    • Apply user section access for reports
  • You must enable your Qlik NPrinting reports for On-Demand.
  • You can limit On-Demand report creation through security roles. See: Role based security.
Note:

On-Demand is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer. It will not run in Microsoft Edge, because the certificates will not download.

Enabling Qlik NPrinting reports for On-Demand creation

Qlik NPrinting reports must be manually enabled for On-Demand creation. Reports must be assigned to the QlikView document or Qlik Sense app with which you want to generate On-Demand reports. On-Demand creation can be enabled during the creation of a new report.

Do the following:

  1. In Qlik NPrinting web console, click Reports.
  2. Open a report or create a new report.
  3. Select an app from the App drop-down list is connected to the QlikView document or Qlik Sense app for which you want to generate a report.

    Note: On-Demand requests only work with reports based on a single connection. MultiDoc reports are not supported.
  4. Select the Enable On-Demand check box.
  5. Click Save.

The report template is now available.