WebSphere Portal Collaboration Security Handbook

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on December 22, 2004

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ISBN-10: 0738491632
ISBN-13: 9780738491639
IBM Form #: SG24-6438-00


Authors: Budi Darmawan, Andri Firtiyan and Charles Price Jr.

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    Abstract

    Security is the hottest topic in the current Web-centric computing environment. This issue becomes the single largest concern for IT professionals who are stakeholders for Web applications, such as administrators, programmers, and users.

    In this IBM Redbooks publication, we discuss this security issue with the implementation of IBM WebSphere Portal Extend for Multiplatforms in an IBM Lotus collaborative environment. This discussion is scenario-based and aims to assist in the deployment of WebSphere Portal with Lotus Collaborative Components in a secure implementation. We describe several degrees of security, noting their advantages and disadvantages.

    The primary goal of this scenario is to have a WebSphere Portal server with Lotus Team Workplace (formerly called QuickPlace) and Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing (formerly called Sametime) environment set up and running securely.

    We discuss proxy authentication with IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business Version 5.1 and discuss the use of various identity providers, such as IBM Tivoli Directory Server, Domino LDAP, and Microsoft Active Directory.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Portal security introduction

    Chapter 2. Portal security concepts

    Chapter 3. Implementation planning and considerations

    Chapter 4. Implementing and configuring basic LTPA authentication with IBM Directory Server

    Chapter 5. Setting up secure communication

    Chapter 6. Incorporating IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business

    Chapter 7. Integrating directory servers in an IBM WebSphere Portal environment

    Appendix A. Web Administration Tool for IBM Tivoli Directory Server and Tivoli Access Manager

     

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