The idea of having pictures with a naming standard that you can easily build the link to display it is fine.
What is that thing about "service account"? Do you mean that the server hosting the pictures require a login to display them? Because in that case you can't really do miracles ....
It of course depends on what kind of security it exactly his ...
Yes, servers hosting pictures requires login to display them. on that server only one account(service acct) has access to that..
we have obiee specific security implemented in obiee for all users.
all users in obiee need to see those pictures from orher server based on service acct log in on to other server.
any siggestions how can we handle this?
What kind of authentication is used on the picture server?
In the end your problem is that! Find out how you can automatically authenticate on the picture server so you can just display them ....