Enabling WebSphere Application Server with Single Signon

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 10 October 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4192-00
(212 pages)

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Authors: Aleksandr Nartovich, Ursula Althoff


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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