PBCS Quick Tip – Make Smart View prompt for Domain and User Name

This is going to yet another quick tip on PBCS.

You all know that when you connect to PBCS from Smart View the login prompts are different from the on-prem version.


If you look at the screen shot you can remember your identity domain. If you have only one POD, it is a great feature.

Likewise for User Name and Password, you got the same option.


I still remember when this feature was released, it by default remembered the selection and I was not able to go to another POD and finally I found the solution that clearing the browser history of IE works.

This comes in really handy if you are performing Smart View automation along with SSO, it will not ask you for user name and password if you are opening EXCEL from a batch file.

So what happens if you are consultant and need to change your username/password and domain name, you’ll have to clear the cookies.

Now what if I don’t want to delete all the cookies!!!!

Here is a way to do it by specifically deleting one cookie.

Navigate to Internet Explorer->Internet Options->Browsing History->Settings


Click on “View Files”

Check for a file called Cookie:<username>@login.us2.oraclecloud.com

Delete that one and you’ll be now prompted to enter domain name, username and password again.

About Celvin Kattookaran

I’m an EPM Consultant, my primary focus is on Hyperion Planning and Essbase. Some of you from Hyperion Support team might recognize me or have seen my support articles, I was with the WebAnalysis Support Team. I'm an Independent Consultant with “Intekgrate Corporation” based out of Aurora office. I’m from God’s Own Country (Kerala, India), lived in all southern states of India, Istanbul and Johannesburg (and of course United States). I’m core gamer :) and an avid reader. I was awarded Oracle ACE Director for my contributions towards EPM community.

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