SQL Server Analysis Services uses Windows authentication for server connections. Typically, you assign your domain account to a role (or the server administrator list), and then connect to the server from a user session using the same domain account. In non-domain environments, you can accomplish the same functionality by using the same username and password on both accounts.
I am trying to see if it is possible to store a credential for the Analysis Server login in the Windows credential manager, so this login can be arbitrarily defined instead of tied to the current user session.
For regular SQL Server connections with Windows Authentication from SSMS, this is possible through a workaround: include the FQDN and SQL Server port number in your stored credential. In other words, you open Credential Manager from the Windows control panel, create a new credential for server:
sqlserver.example.com:1433, and use the username and password for an account on that server that is granted a SQL logon. Is something similar necessary for an Analysis Services stored credential?
I have already tried defining credentials as one would for SQL Server, using the SQL Server Browser service port and a non-dynamic Analysis Services port, but was unsuccessful. There is no option in SSMS to input a logon and then save it to the credential manager for Windows Auth, as there would be for a file share or remote desktop connection.