Configure SSO between IBM FileNet and IBM Connections 

Configure single sign-on (SSO) between IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr and IBM Connections.


About this task

IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr is the name of the services that you configure with IBM Connections. In this context it has nothing to do with the IBM Lotus Quickr product.

Single Sign-on (SSO) between IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr and IBM Connections is not mandatory, but is supported and always preferable for a better user experience.

To configure SSO between WAS using a Lightweight Third Party Authentication (LTPA) mechanism, you generate and export an LTPA key from one server, and then import it to the other. In the following instructions, LTPA keys are generated and exported from the IBM Connections server and imported into the IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr server, but it doesn't matter which server exports and which imports.

To generate and export an LTPA key on the IBM Connections server, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the WAS administration console.

  2. Navigate to Security > Global security >LTPA.

  3. Type and confirm a password and make a note of it.

  4. Type a fully qualified key file name.

  5. Click Export keys. The LTPA keys are exported to the location typed in Step 4.

  6. Copy the LTPA key file you have just generated to the IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr server and note the location.

Tip: For more detailed information related to the above steps, see the Configure the Lightweight Third Party Authentication mechanism in the WAS Information Center.

To import an LTPA key on the IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr server, perform the following steps. They assume the ECM server uses WAS version 6.1.0:

  1. Open the WAS administration console.

  2. Expand Security > Secure administration, applications and infrastructure.

  3. Click Authentication mechanisms and expiration.

  4. On the Cross Cell Single sign-on panel, re-enter the password you entered while configuring the WAS administration console for IBM Connections server.

  5. Type the path to, and name of, the key file.

  6. Click Import keys.

  7. Click OK and Save.


Parent topic

Configure single sign-on with ECM servers


   

 

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