Enabling WebSphere Application Server with Single Signon

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Published on October 10, 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4192-00


Authors: Aleksandr Nartovich and Ursula Althoff

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    Abstract

    There was a time when user names and passwords offered an elegant solution to security concerns. However, this was also the time when companies were just beginning to merge their core processes with technology and had few computer-based applications.

    Fast forward to today, when the number of computer applications used daily has surged, and suddenly its elegance has disappeared. Additionally, the popularity of IT solutions (for example, working remotely and Web-based business applications) has increased the demand for secure systems. Consequently, the number of passwords has skyrocketed.

    This IBM Redpaper will walk you through installing and configuring an application on a WebSphere Application Server that takes advantage of single sign-on. We begin with an overview of Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) and how to set it up. Then we set up the application server and enable the applications. The final steps lead you through the process to deploy and use the sample applications provided with the WebSphere Application Server.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Enterprise Identity Mapping Configuration

    Chapter 3. Configuring LDAP

    Chapter 4. EIM definitions for SSO with WebSphere

    Chapter 5. Create a new WebSphere Application Server profile provided for SSO

    Chapter 6. Enabling your WebSphere Application Server to use single sign-on

    Chapter 7. Prepare your applications to use single sign-on and EIM

    Chapter 8. The SSO sample application

    Chapter 9. Deploy the Order Entry and Customer Inquiry application

    Appendix A. Single sign-on sample scenario

     

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