This section provides information about adding a secure socket layer to your LDAP server.
Configuring Lotus® Quickr™ for SSL adds security to the client-portal exchange. It encrypts all traffic between the client browser and the server, so that no one can "eavesdrop" on the information that is exchanged over the network between the client browser and Lotus Quickr. In addition, assuming that the WebSphere® Application Server is also configured to accept (or even require) SSL connections, the LTPA Token and other security and session information can be completely protected against hijack and replay attacks.
Configuring Lotus Quickr for SSL is a multistep process that involves configuring the following components:
- Web (HTTP) server running in front of WebSphere Application Server
- WebSphere Application Server
- Lotus Quickr
In general, the Web server must be configured to accept inbound SSL traffic. Then, the WebSphere Application Server plugin for the Web server must be configured to forward traffic on that port to WebSphere Application Server and Lotus Quickr. This involves configuring the virtual host information. Finally, Lotus Quickr must be set up to generate self-referencing URLs using SSL as the transport.
This procedure might be slightly different if a front-end security proxy server such as Tivoli® Access Manager WebSEAL is used. In that case, the front-end security server handles the client SSL connections. The Web server receives connections from the front-end security proxy server. Mutually authenticated SSL could be configured in the Web server and the front-end security proxy server if needed. This is highly dependent on the security requirements of each deployment.
After completing the following procedures, all requests, starting with the login, are encrypted.
Setting up SSL: qp85
This section describes the overall tasks that are required to configure SSL. Some of these tasks are performed on the IBM® WebSphere Application Server and the Web server. The steps that refer to the WebSphere Application Server and the Web server are summarized here; you should refer to the WebSphere Application Server and the Web server documentation for more detailed information. Steps that are unique to Lotus Quickr are described in detail here.
Configuring SSL only for the login process: qp85
This topic provides two methods to secure only the login process over SSL.
Setting up Client Certificate Authentication: qp85
This section describes the steps that are necessary to configure IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal for SSL client certificate authentication. The supported scenario is a "client certificate only" setup that switches completely to this authentication method and does not allow form-based login via username and password. Other configuration scenarios are possible, but are neither recommended nor supported.
Parent topic: Configuring security: qp85