How to generate a HAR file?

Modified on Thu, 13 Jun 2024 at 07:53 AM

If you're using an SSO (without MFA) in the OBIEE, OAC, OAS, OTBI, the BI Connector team may request a HAR file to develop a custom SSO for BI Connector.


Note - If your Oracle BI has an authentication that involves an SSO with MFA, the HAR file wouldn't help replicate the custom SSO. Instead, you can create and use a Service Account for the Oracle BI to get the authentication work on the BI Connector. The Oracle Fusion, and Oracle Cloud account users must additionally have the Chooser Login also enabled, in order to get the Service Account work on the BI Connector.


The HAR file is required to understand how your SSO works and build the same setup within BI Connector to help you seamlessly access your OBIEE account.


Before proceeding further, please note that a HAR file will save the sensitive information such as your OBIEE username and password. The HAR file will be used only for developing the custom SSO in BI Connector. We generally recommend using a test account (which also uses the same SSO you need in BI Connector) when generating the HAR file. An alternative way is to change your SSO password after generating the HAR file.  In all cases, the information is protected by BI Connector's privacy policy.


Please follow the steps to generate a HAR file for analysis in Chrome or Firefox or Internet Explorer.


Chrome Browser:

1. Open an Incognito window in Chrome browser.
2. Right-click in the browser window select Inspect as below screenshot.


3. Navigate to the Network tab on the Development Tool.
4. Enable Preserve log option.
5. Check Disable Cache option to prevent caching of resources for this specific page.
6. Enter the OBIEE/OAC/OAS URL and sign in with your credentials.


7. After successful loading of OBIEE/OAC/OAS page, Right Click in the area where the network records are shown and select Save all as HAR with content


8. Name the file and please send it to BI Connector team for analysis.


Firefox Browser:


1. Open a Private window in Firefox browser.
2. Right-click in the browser window select Inspect.

3. Navigate to the Network tab on the Development Tool.
4. Check Disable Cache option to prevent caching of resources for this specific page.

5. Enable Persist log option.



6. Enter the OBIEE/OAC/OAS URL and sign in with your credentials.



7. After successful loading of OBIEE/OAC/OAS page, Right Click in the area where the network records are shown and select Save all as HAR.



8. Name the file and please send it to BI Connector team for analysis.


Microsoft Edge:


1. Open a Private browsing window in Microsoft Edge.
2. Right-click in the browser window select Inspect .



3. Navigate to the Network tab on the Development Tool.

4. Check Disable Cache and Preserve Log.


5. After successful loading of the OBIEE/OAC/OAS page, Select Export as HAR and Save.



6. Name the file and send it to the BI Connector team for analysis.