Enterprise Single Sign-On Design Guide Using IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.2

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Published on September 11, 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738437034
ISBN-13: 9780738437033
IBM Form #: SG24-7350-02


Authors: Axel Buecker, Nilesh Patel, Dirk Rahnenfuehrer and Joris Van Herzele

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    Abstract

    Everyone feels the pain of too many passwords to remember. Everyone can relate to the security exposure of weak passwords, chosen for convenience. And, everyone can relate to passwords placed in proximity to the workstation for a quick reminder. Unfortunately, that note can allow more than the intended user into the system and network. The average user today often has four or more passwords. And, security policies that focus on password complexity and password-change frequency can cause even more difficulty for users.

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.2, which provides single sign-on to many applications, without a lengthy and complex implementation effort. Whether you are deploying strong authentication, implementing an enterprise-wide identity management initiative, or simply focusing on the sign-on challenges of a specific group of users, this solution can deliver the efficiencies and security that come with a well-crafted and comprehensive single sign-on solution.

    This book is a valuable resource for security officers, administrators, and architects who want to understand and implement an identity management solution in a medium-scale environment.

    This book is an update to the existing SG24-7350-01.

    IMPORTANT: Please note that in the latest version of SAM ESSO, the following two capabilities described in this SAM ESSO Redbooks publication have been removed:

    -Virtual appliance support

    -Mobile (iPad) support

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Architecture and design

    Chapter 1. Business context

    Chapter 2. Single sign-on architecture and component design

    Chapter 3. Solution design and management

    Part 2. Customer environment

    Chapter 4. Overview of scenario, requirements, and approach

    Chapter 5. Base installation and configuration

    Chapter 6. Password self-services implementation

    Chapter 7. Strong authentication using RFID

    Chapter 8. Roaming desktop implementation

    Chapter 9. Implementing operational requirements

    Part 3. Appendixes

    Appendix A. Renewing the Secure Sockets Layer certificate used by the IBM HTTP Server

    Appendix B. Advanced profiling

    Appendix D. Configuring strong authentication

     

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