Configure the client for LTPA token authentication: specifying LTPA token authentication

Use this task to configure Lightweight Third Party authentication (LTPA) token authentication. Only configure the client for LTPA token authentication if the authentication mechanism configured in WebSphere Application Server is LTPA. When a client authenticates to a WebSphere Application Server, the credential created contains an LTPA token. When a Web service calls a downstream Web service, you can configure the first Web service to send the LTPA token from the originating client. Do not attempt to configure LTPA from a pure client. LTPA works only when you configure the client-side of a Web service acting as a client to a downstream Web service. For the downstream Web service to validate the LTPA token, the LTPA keys on both servers must be the same.

Complete the following steps to specify LTPA token as the authentication method...

  1. Launch the Assembly Toolkit.

  2. Open the J2EE perspective by clicking Window > Open Perspective > Other > J2EE.

  3. Select the Web services-enabled Enterprise JavaBean (EJB) or Web module.

  4. In the Project Navigator window, locate the META-INF directory for an EJB module or the WEB-INF directory for a Web module.

  5. Right-click the webservicesclient.xml file, and click Open With > Web Services Client Editor.

  6. Click the Security Extensions tab, which is located at the bottom of the Web services client editor within the Assembly Toolkit.

  7. Expand the Request Sender Configuration > Login Configuration section.

  8. Select LTPA as the authentication method.For more conceptual information on LTPA authentication, see LTPA.

After you specify LTPA token as the authentication method, specify how to collect the LTPA token information. See Configuring the client for LTPA token authentication: Collecting the authentication information for more information.


See Also

Lightweight Third Party Authentication
Securing Web services using a pluggable token
Configuring the client for LTPA token authentication: Collecting the authentication method information
Configuring the client security bindings using the Assembly Toolkit
Configuring the security bindings on a server acting as a client using the administrative console