How do I ensure Analysis Services version 2019 client TCP connectivity is encrypted?

Turcas, Elian 0 Reputation points

Our customers connect from Excel to SSAS (versions: 2016, 2019) with a connection similar to: "Provider=MSOLAP.8;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=True;Initial Catalog=NWS;Data Source=.;MDX Compatibility=1;Safety Options=2;MDX Missing Member Mode=Error;Update Isolation Level=2"

Our customers want their data traveling from SSAS to Excel over TCP, to be encrypted. Please provide guidance/relevant steps

(I tried to reconcile this link with parameters in my msmsrv.ini (see attached); however DataProtection\RequiredProtectionLevel is missing from msmsrv.ini)

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A Microsoft online analytical data engine used in decision support and business analytics, providing the analytical data for business reports and client applications such as Power BI, Excel, Reporting Services reports, and other data visualization tools.
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  1. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,411 Reputation points

    Hi Turcas, Elian,

    Please refer to this link: Configure in msmdsrv.ini
    In addition, here is a related thread: Extra security on Excel OLAP Reporting from SSAS cube

    Best regards,


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