Authenticate SSRS on Android

I am happy.

I tested a few competitors but they were difficult to get working. Xibo has fit the bill quite nicely, and since it’s given away free and the Android licenses are quite affordable I feel the need to give back.

I found an easy way to get SSRS to display on Android clients.

I hope this helps.

Create a file on the root of your inetpub folder on your SSRS machine with an asp extension.
(you can get fancy and create a virtual directory and put the file in that folder, but it must use the same domain name due to cross-domain scripting blocking in modern browsers)

Paste the code below and modify the CREDS variable to a user that has access to view the report.

Change the “Link-to-your-report&rs:Command=Render&rc:Toolbar=false” to the location of the report you want to use.

Use a ReportServer link.


In your layout create a region and choose webpage, set the link to

this will redirect Xibo to your report with the credentials you added to the file.

Code below

     var CREDS=["user","password"];

     function getHTTPObject() {
        if (typeof XMLHttpRequest != 'undefined') {
             return new XMLHttpRequest();
         try {
            return new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
         } catch (e) {
             try {
                 return new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
             } catch (e) {}
         return false;

     function runReport() {
       var http = getHTTPObject();
       var url= "Link-to-your-report&rs:Command=Render&rc:Toolbar=false";
      http.onreadystatechange = function() {
         if (http.readyState == 4) {
           if (http.status == 401) {
           if (http.status == 200) {
             document.location = url;
       };"get", url, true, CREDS[0x0], CREDS[0x1]);
       return false;
       <body onload="runReport();">

The close html isn’t showing, make sure you close your tags.

I’m sorry if this is common knowledge, but maybe it will save another newb some time and effort.


I am guessing this method is either intended for a newer version of SQL SSRS or where SSRS is not installed in Native Mode. I have SQL 2012 SSRS running in Native Mode and there is no IIS or inetpub directory. I attempted the above putting in the ReportServer directory, but to no avail.