The Credential Vault is a portlet service that helps portlets and users manage multiple identities. The Credential Vault stores credentials that allow portlets to log in to applications outside the realm on behalf of the user. There are two kinds of Credentials; Active and Passive. Active Credentials allow you to establish connections via Basic Authentication, Lightweight Third Party Authentication (LTPA) token authentication or simple form-based user ID/password login challenges. Passive Credentials allow the retrieval of stored secret data such as, but not limited to, user ID and password or certificates. Certain Credential objects can also be used to pass IBM® Tivoli® Access Manager for e-business or Computer Associates e
Trust SiteMinder single sign-on tokens to the backend application in the appropriate headers.
IBM Lotus® Quickr™ for WebSphere Portal provides one simple database vault implementation for mappings to secrets for other enterprise applications. By default, the Credential Vault contains an administrator-managed vault segment and a user-managed vault segment. Administrator-managed vaults allow users to update mappings; however, users cannot add new applications to this vault. The user-managed vault segment allows users to add application definitions, such as a POP3 mail account, under the user vault and store a mapping there. By default, the vault uses an encryption plugin that encodes the passwords in Base 64.
Lotus Quickr initially provides two vault adapter configurations that write to the database:
- A default vault for administrator-managed vault segments that stores credentials in the release domain: default-release
- And a default vault for user-managed vault segments that stores credentials in the customization domain: default-customization
WebSphere® Portal also supports the storage and retrieval of credentials from other vault services, such as Tivoli Access Manager. WebSphere Portal ships a Credential Vault adapter for Tivoli Access Manager. This plugin works on the following:
Parent topic: Single signon: qp85