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About this error message

Users will encounter this error message when attempting to use a feature of Profound.js that connects to an IBM i or external database, but have not first logged into a valid IBM i session. To correct this issue, make sure a valid IBM i connection is created prior to using the Profound.js feature that connects to the IBM i or external database.

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How to create a valid connection.

Log in when running an initial module.

When an initial module is started by a user visiting a URL alias, under the default settings, the user will be prompted to enter their IBM i credentials to log into the server. Upon the user entering valid credentials, connection will be created to the IBM i system for this user's session.

Create connector credentials.

For applications that will not prompt the user to log in, like for web-services, a set of default credentials can be specified in the Profound.js server's configuration file, and a valid session will attempt to be created from these stored credentials. To specify these credentials you must first use the the store_credentials command line utility to create the encrypted credential file. Then you can use the connectorCredentials configuration setting to specify the location of the encrypted credential file.

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Pass 'auth' token from another valid session.

When calling Profound.js applications from another application that is already connected to a valid session, you can use the authentication token from the calling application to create a valid connection for your new application. When calling the Profound.js application from Genie or a Rich Display File application, this 'auth' token is automatically added included in the call to the Profound.js application.