IBM Connections uses single sign-on (SSO) to secure the transfer of user ID and password information that is used to authenticate with the system. With SSO, users can switch to different applications without the need to authenticate again. SSO is automatically enabled when IBM Connections is installed on a single WebSphere Application Server profile or when different profiles are federated into the same cell.
Configuring single sign-on for users is recommended over using basic authentication for user interactions as with basic authentication, each user has to manually authenticate with all the systems being integrated which is troublesome and is only suited during development and troubleshooting but not in a production environment.
This section covers the following topics:
- Using LTPA for Single Sign On between IBM Connections and WebSphere Portal.
- Other mechanisms for SSO between IBM Connections and WebSphere Portal.
- Setting up federated repositories and application security.