SPNEGO TAI configuration requirements (deprecated)


The configuration used by the SPNEGO TAI on each selected appserver is governed by various system requirements.

Deprecated feature:

In WAS Version 6.1, a TAI that uses the SPNEGO to securely negotiate and authenticate HTTP requests for secured resources was introduced. In WAS 7.0, this function is now deprecated. SPNEGO Web authentication has taken its place to provide dynamic reload of the SPNEGO filters and to enable fallback to the application login method. depfeat

The following list of configuration requirements highlights those attributes, properties, qualities, restrictions, exclusions, inclusions, and dependencies that we need to be aware of when planning a WAS configuration that incorporates the use of the SPNEGO TAI.


Table 1. SPNEGO TAI requirements

Function item Description
SPNEGO TAI The SPNEGO TAI is a server side solution in WAS. Client-side applications are responsible for generating the SPNEGO token for use by the SPNEGO TAI.
Microsoft Windows Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 servers with Active Directory domain and its associated Kerberos key distribution center (KDC) is required.
Client application (browser or .NET client) A browser (client application) or .NET client that supports the SPNEGO authentication mechanism, as defined in IETF RFC 2478 is required.
SPNEGO SPNEGO authentication, as defined in IETF RFC 2478 is used.
Internet browsers

  • Use Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher

  • Use Mozilla Firefox version 1.0

Kerberos Level Kerberos version 5 is required.
WAS Version 7.0 is required.
Java SDK level Java 6.0 SDK is required.
Encryption Types RC4-HMAC encryption is only supported when using a Windows 2003 Server as Kerberos key distribution center (KDC) and is not supported with a Windows 2000 Server.
J2EE client Client application (browser or .NET client) A browser (client application) or .NET client that supports the SPNEGO authentication mechanism, as defined in IETF RFC 2478 is required.





 

Related concepts


Single sign-on for HTTP requests using SPNEGO TAI (deprecated)

 

Related tasks


Create a single sign-on for HTTP requests using the SPNEGO TAI (deprecated)
Set the JVM

 

Related


SPNEGO TAI custom properties configuration (deprecated)
SPNEGO TAI JVM configuration custom properties (deprecated)
Use the ktab command to manage the Kerberos keytab file
The Simple and Protected GSS-API Negotiation Mechanism (IETF RFC 2478)
Single Sign-on Using Kerberos in Java

 

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Set WAS and enabling the SPNEGO TAI (deprecated)