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Xcelsius 2008 - Known Issues (Security)

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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AA: Area Affected
PD: Problem Description
WA: Work Around
AA: Access across network domains using a crossdomain.xml file for the Flash Player
PD: For security reasons, an Adobe flash player is not allowed to access data that resides outside the exact web domain from which the SWF originated.
Various error messages may be displayed but the most common is "Unable to Load URL: http://boe-server:8080/dswsbobje/services/session"
WA: A crossdomain policy file is a simple XML file that gives the Flash Player permission to access data from a given domain without displaying a security dialog. When placed on a root folder of a server, it tells the Flash Player to allow direct access to data on that server, without prompting the user to grant access.
For example, for use between different BOE servers, the crossdomain.xml should go in the associated Tomcat folders. Location: C:\Program Files\Business Objects\Tomcat\webapps\ROOT.
Either download or create a crossdomain.xlm file to allow the flash player used by Xcelsius 2008 access across domains and place in the root folder of all necessary servers.
Read the details on the Adobe website. http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_14213&sliceId=2
AA: Viewing content stored on a local drive
PD: Locally stored SWF files that contain components that call content (e.g. images, XML data, a child SWF) stored on the same local drive will receive an error, unless the local drive has been listed as a trusted location in the Flash Player security settings.
This may also occur if you snapshot or export to a local format such as PPT, HTML or Word and try to run the SWF file.
WA: Set Flash Player Security Settings to allow the local drive to be trusted. Also see the Xcelsius 2008 Installer Release Note on Adobe Flash Player Security.
This will also occur if you snapshot or export to a local format such as PPT, HTML or Word and try to run the SWF file.
To enable trust:
1.)Go to http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04.html
2.)Select "Always Allow"
3.)In the "Always trust files in these locations:" drop down, select "Add location..."
4.)Browse for the location in which your SWF file is located.
AA: Viewing Hosted Parent SWF with Local Child content in XI 3 Infoview
PD: Export to BOE XI 3 a swf (parent) that has local content (e.g. a child swf, or image) stored on a local PC. View the parent SWF in Infoview and it can't load the child swf.
WA: This is an Adobe Security restriction. The Flash 9 Player does not allow a SWF hosted on a URL (i.e. BOE InfoView or a website) to load in a file that is stored on a local file system. There is no workaround for this.
Please see the following security document:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_9_security.pdf
Also see the Release Note on Adobe Flash Player Security.
AA: Running a SWF (flash) file in a browser shows empty page
PD: Opening an Xcelsius SWF in a web browser may show a blank page.<span>  </span>There may also be a warning message shown.
WA: If you get a pop-up warning, please follow the directions given. For example in IE: "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls...Click here for options..."

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1) arrow keys don't re-position selected elements on the stage
2) fonts are ~2 units smaller after an import from 4.5 into 2008.
Edited by: Amy Snapp on Jul 28, 2008 4:18 PM
The above are not "official" Known Issues documented by the developement team prior to release of Xcelsius 2008.
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