Integrating IBM WebSphere Portal 7 with LDAP: Overview and standalone configuration

This step-by-step guide explains how to integrate IBM WebSphere Portal 7 with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and to configure the standalone LDAP configuration with WebSphere Portal. We describe the setup and configuration of the LDAP Servers, IBM Tivoli Directory Server v6.2 and Microsoft Windows Active Directory 5.2, and how to integrate with WebSphere Portal as a standalone LDAP configuration.

Malarvizhi Kandasamy (k.malarvizhi@in.ibm.com), Senior Staff Software Engineer, IBM

Malarvizhi Kandasamy photoMalarvizhi (Malar) Kandasamy is a Senior Staff Software Engineer who has worked at IBM since April 2005 and on WebSphere Portal since 2006, with more than 11 years of experience in the software industry. She is an IBM Certified Solution Designer for Content Manager v8.3, an IBM Certified Database Associate for DB2 v9, a Sun Certified Java Programmer 1.5, and an IBM Certified Lotus WebSphere Portal Administrator v6.1. She has written several articles on WebSphere Portal and earned a distinction in Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Madras University in 2000. You can reach her at k.malarvizhi@in.ibm.com.



Nishant Singhai (nishant.singhai@in.ibm.com), Associate Software Engineer, IBM

Nishant Singhai photoNishant Singhai is an Associate Software Engineer, currently working with the IBM Security Systems Team at IBM India Software Labs. His areas of expertise include IBM Security Access Manager, IBM Security Directory Server, IBM Security Directory Integrator and DB2. He has delivered technical talks on IBM Security Products and wrote many technical articles on IBM Integrated Service Management. He holds a Masters degree in Scientific Computing from the University of Pune. You can reach him at nishant.singhai@in.ibm.com.



08 August 2012

This step-by-step guide explains how to integrate IBM WebSphere Portal 7 with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and to configure the standalone LDAP configuration with WebSphere Portal. We describe the setup and configuration of the LDAP Servers, IBM Tivoli Directory Server v6.2 and Microsoft Windows Active Directory 5.2, and how to integrate with WebSphere Portal as a standalone LDAP configuration.

In this white paper

  • Overview of the security model in IBM WebSphere Portal
  • Standalone LDAP Security
  • Turning off extended security in DB2
  • Setting up WebSphere Portal to use TDS as standalone LDAP server
  • Setting up Active Directory on Windows 2003 Server
  • Setting up Windows AD as the standalone LDAP
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
  • Author biographies

Download

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White paper in PDF formatWebSpherePortal_LDAP_Final.pdf  ( HTTP | FTP )2,998 KB

Resources

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