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SiteMinder?

Hi ,

Can anybody tell what is the relationship between Siteminder,ldap,ume,authentication and portal.Need to understand why one uses siteminder etc.

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Ashok

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    Former Member
    Oct 01, 2008 at 01:23 PM

    Ashok,

    check this

    767451

    TREX 6.1: Netegrity SiteMinder Authentication (Workaround)

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/1d/e6d9610acada409d59945617271169/frameset.htm

    Thanks

    Bala Duvvuri

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    Oct 02, 2008 at 07:15 AM

    Hello,

    SiteMinder is a Single-Sign-On solution for web access management in multiple web application landscapes. So if you plan to integrate multiple web applications into your portal, you login to the portal and then have access to all integrated applications without any additional login. For that, you have to install a SiteMinder policy server where all user login data are stored. In front of every application (including the portal itself), you have to install a SiteMinder Agent. The agent is usually integrated into a web server (e.g. as a module in Apache).

    The whole login process is then handled by SiteMinder. However, as the portal has its own, configurable authentication process, in addition you will have to configure the portal login module stack (HeaderVariableLoginModule) so that the portal can check if the SiteMinder login was executed successfully before.

    The whole login process is called authentication.

    Portal user data are by default stored in its own portal DB. However, you can connect any external user data store (e.g. the SiteMinder LDAP mentioned before) to the portal.

    UME processes all user related actions in the portal and provides an interface to get user data via an API for portal applications.

    Hope this sheds some light on SM SSO functionality,

    Elmar

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