SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint Services Configuration

SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint Services Configuration
For configuring PPS, one should complete the following three steps to use PerformancePoint features. The three important steps are:

Start a Secure Store Service and Performance Point Service at farm level via Central Admin.
Configure the Secure Store Service.
Configure the PPS application.

1 .Start Secure Store Service and Performance Point Service

To start configuration of the Secure Store Service and PerformancePoint Service, we have to start on the Farm. For that go to CA -> Application Management -> Service Application -> Manage Service on server.
Here on this page there are many services available. Out of these services, start Performance Point Service and Secure Store Service as shown below:
This will allow configuring further steps.

2. Configure the Secure Store Service

The Secure Store Service is an authorization service that runs on an application server. It provides a database that is used to store credentials. These credentials usually consists of username and passwords but can also contain some other fields. Then these credentials can be used to connect external systems like PerformancePoint Services, BCS, Excel Services, Visio Services etc..

The first time you access the Secure Stored Services it will ask you generate a new encryption key. This key will be used to encrypt and decrypt credentials stored in Secure store.
To configure the Secure Store Service, enter Central Admin -> Application Management -> Manage service applications.
Here on this page there are many services application available. Out of these services application, select Secure Store Service as shown below:

Once the Secure Store page open then there is no key generated which would encrypt the credentials. To create a new key, click on “Generate new key” on the top ribbon.
A pass phrase needs to be created to encrypt the key. Accept the check to Re-encrypt the Database Using the New Key and click OK.
3 Configuring the PPS application

The PerformancePoint Service is a SharePoint Server 2013 service application. It enables users to create business intelligence(BI) dashboards that provide insight into an organization’s performance. It help you create scorecards, and key performance indicators(KPIs) in web browsers, that can aggregate their content from multiple sources and help companies make important decisions.

Once the Secure Store service is configured then to configure the PerformancePoint service application, re-enter CA -> Application Management -> Manage service applications.
Here on this page there are many services application available. Out of these services application, select PerformancePoint service application as shown below:
There will be several options such as defining the trusted data source location or content locations, importing PPS content and others. For our purpose, click on “PerformancePoint Service Application Settings”.

By default the Secure Store Service name will be pre-populated. In order to configure the unattended account, provide an appropriate username and password and click OK.

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Author: "Sharepoint Thoughts"

I’m a Microsoft Certified IT Professional with 5+ Years Experience on SharePoint Technologies. Worked extensively on “SharePoint 2007”, “SharePoint 2010”, “SharePoint 2013” & “SharePoint 2016” on Implementation, Configuration & Troubleshooting several Projects.

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