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Single sign-on with WebSphere and Jive Messager

To whom it may concern:

We are working on a WebSphere project and we are investigating to see whether Jive Messager can be used for web chat. Our WebSphere application requires users to authenticate against a LDAP server (IBM directory server). Is it possible to implement single sign-on with WebSphere and Jive Messager?

Thanks a lot!

Hongqing Song

Hi Hongqing,

While I haven’‘t heard of anyone using IBM’'s directory server specificially, Messenger does support LDAP to authenticate and loade user profile information. Take a look at the url=http://www.jivesoftware.org/builds/messenger/docs/documentation/ldap-guide.h tmlLDAP Guide[/url] for details.

Hope that helps,

Ryan

Hi Ryan:

Thanks a lot for your help.

My understanding on Jive Messager LDAP Guide is that it tells users how to set up Jive authentication against an external LDAP Server. IBM Tivoli Directory server is an LDAP server. So in theory, we seem to be able to configure Jive Messager for authentication against IBM Tivoli Directory Server.

Does Jive Messager support Single sign-on based on LTPA token?

Thanks again,

Hongqing Song

LTPA is only applicable to webserver to webservice interaction. XMPP uses xml, but isn’'t a webservice in the classical sense.

Single sign on would need to be integrated in another way.

Noah

Hi Hongqing,

Does Jive Messager support Single sign-on based on LTPA token?

Out-of-the-box Messenger does not support sign-on based on LTPA token, but you could write your own implementation of the url=http://www.jivesoftware.org/builds/messenger/docs/latest/documentation/javad oc/org/jivesoftware/messenger/auth/AuthProvider.htmlAuthProvider[/url] which would allow it to do so.

Hope that helps,

Ryan

Hi Noah,

Thanks for jumping in. My understanding of LTPA is (obviously) somewhat limited.

-Ryan