Thursday, 22 March 2012

WUG 2012 - Desktop Single Sign-On in an Active Directory - My Presentation

After an excellent WebSphere User Group at IBM South Bank yesterday, I've uploaded my presentation to SlideShare here.

Here's the objectives slide: -

This presentation tells the story of a particular ISSC project – however, the story is relevant to many other clients, projects and requirements
  • Understand how to integrate WebSphere Application Server, and related products, with Active Directory
  • Understand how to implement desktop single sign-on with WebSphere Portal, IBM Web Content Manager, IBM Connections etc.
  • Share the lessons that we learned
  • Consider the next steps
and here's the client requirements / desired outcomes slide: -

Many of our clients use Active Directory as their main user authentication mechanism

 Requirement is generally to provide "seamless login" to WebSphere Portal and IBM Connections for those users who are authenticated to a Windows desktop

– User logs in to Windows desktop using AD credentials
– User accesses IBM software without providing further credentials (explicitly)
– Portal, Connections etc. recognizes the user and provides access to her personal resources

– But... we also need to consider mobile device authentication, and these aren't Windows desktops …

Hope the presentation is of use, please feel free to provide feedback, here on the blog or via SlideShare or in person.

2 comments:

Alan Head said...

Thanks Dave, hugely useful should we go down the route of using AD for authentication. Slide 31 made me chuckle, been caught out by that federated repositories/no wasadmin access recently.

Dave Hay said...

@Alan, yes, it was a bit of a learning curve :-(