Besides a quite lengthy definition for enterprise infrastructure architecture, this chapter presented the following major themes:
The role that LTPA plays in extending the security from a WAS ND7 cell to other WebSphere environments and several other IBM products.
The concept of SSO, how it works across remote servers, what is required to implement it, and how to configure WAS ND7 for SSO.
The use of Centralized Authorization Managers, and how they extend the reach of the WAS ND7 infrastructure beyond LTPA. A specific case using the SiteMinder brand of components was analyzed. How to integrate the front-end component IHS with the SiteMinder access management infrastructure using the SiteMinder Web Agent.
The concept of Trust Association Interceptor. Analyzed the Web Agent complementary SiteMinder Component SMASA for WebSphere. A specific case configuring SMASA for WebSphere was described.
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