Scenario 1: Basic authentication and identity assertion

This example presents a pure Java client, C, that accesses a secure enterprise bean on server, S1, through user "bob." The enterprise bean code on S1 accesses another enterprise bean on server, S2. This configuration uses identity assertion to propagate the identity of "bob" to the downstream server, S2. S2 trusts that "bob" already is authenticated by S1 because it trusts S1. To gain this trust, the identity of S1 also flows to S2 simultaneously and S2 validates the identity by checking the trustedPrincipalList list to verify that it is a valid server principal. S2 also authenticates S1. The following steps take you through the configuration of C, S1, and S2.

 

Configuring client, C

Client C requires message

layer authentication with a SSL transport. To accomplish this task:

  1. Point the client to the sas.client.props file using the com.ibm.CORBA.ConfigURL=file:/C:/was/properties/sas.client.props property.

    All further configuration involves setting properties within this file.

  2. Enable SSL.

    In this case, SSL is supported but not required: com.ibm.CSI.performTransportAssocSSLTLSSupported=true, com.ibm.CSI.performTransportAssocSSLTLSRequired=false

  3. Enable client authentication at the message layer.

    In this case, client authentication is supported but not required: com.ibm.CSI.performClientAuthenticationRequired=false, com.ibm.CSI.performClientAuthenticationSupported=true

  4. Use all of the remaining defaults in the sas.client.props file.

 

Configuring server, S1

In the administrative console,

server S1 is configured for incoming requests to support message-layer client authentication and incoming connections to support SSL without client certificate authentication. Server S1 is configured for outgoing requests to support identity assertion.

  1. Configure S1 for incoming connections.

    1. Disable identity assertion.

    2. Enable user ID and password authentication.

    3. Enable SSL.

    4. Disable SSL client certificate authentication.

  2. Configure S1 for outgoing connections.

    1. Enable identity assertion.

    2. Disable user ID and password authentication.

    3. Enable SSL.

    4. Disable SSL client certificate authentication.

 

Configuring server, S2

In the administrative console,

server S2 is configured for incoming requests to support identity assertion and to accept SSL connections. Complete the following steps to configure incoming connections. Configuration for outgoing requests and connections are not relevant for this scenario.

  1. Enable identity assertion.

  2. Disable user ID and password authentication.

  3. Enable SSL.

  4. Disable SSL client authentication.


 

See Also


Scenario 2: Basic authentication, identity assertion, and client certificates
Scenario 3: Client certificate authentication and RunAs system
Scenario 4: TCP/IP transport using a virtual private network
Scenario 5: Interoperability with WAS Version 4.x

 



 

 

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