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If we want to work with ITDS operational attribute using ITDI, then we need to set admin control true .
Example:-- Delete ITDS operational attribute using ITDI
1> Create one AL with LDAP connector in "Look UP" mode
2> Add this line
2.1 > "thisConnector.connector.setServerAdminControl(true)" ,In the hook "prolog->before initialization"
2.2 > "thisConnector.connector.removeAllAttributeValues("<DN>","pwdFailureTime") ,In the hook "Look Successful"
3> Save and run your AL .
Please go through this link for more information :--
Steps to Create new KDB for WebSEAL instance
Before starting with the steps make sure the java path is configured. If not you may export it like below:
1) Make a temp dir and change to it
2) Create a mostly empty kdb
gsk7cmd -keydb -create -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -stash -type cms -expire 7200
3) Add Policy Director CA certificate.
# Note if the /var/PolicyDirector/keytab/pdcacert.b64 doesn't exist you need to get it from the policy server first.
gsk7cmd -cert -add -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -file /var/PolicyDirector/keytab/pdcacert.b64 -label "Policy Director CA"
4) Remove the other CAs
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Entrust.net Global Secure Server Certification Authority"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Entrust.net Global Client Certification Authority"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Entrust.net Client Certification Authority"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Entrust.net Certification Authority (2048)"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Entrust.net Secure Server Certification Authority"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 3 Secure Server CA"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 2 Public Primary Certification Authority"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 1 Public Primary Certification Authority"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 4 Public Primary Certification Authority - G2"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority - G2"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 2 Public Primary Certification Authority - G2"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 1 Public Primary Certification Authority - G2"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 4 Public Primary Certification Authority - G3"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority - G3"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 2 Public Primary Certification Authority - G3"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "VeriSign Class 1 Public Primary Certification Authority - G3"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Thawte Personal Premium CA"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Thawte Personal Freemail CA"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Thawte Personal Basic CA"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Thawte Premium Server CA"
gsk7cmd -cert -delete -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -label "Thawte Server CA"
5) Create a self signed cert with the correct subject
gsk7cmd -cert -create -db replaceicert-webseald.kdb -pw passw0rd -dn "CN=<instance>-webseald-<hostname>,OU=Default,O=Access Manager,C=US" -label "PD Server"
6) Copy the new keystore and sth file over the existing for the non-working instance.
Leave the temp dir
cp /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/temp/replaceicert-webseald.kdb /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/<instance>-webseald.kdb
cp /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/temp/replaceicert-webseald.sth /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/<instance>-webseald.sth
7) Correct the permissions
chmod 600 /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/<instance>-webseald.kdb
chmod 600 /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/<instance>-webseald.sth
chown ivmgr:ivmgr /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/<instance>-webseald.kdb
chown ivmgr:ivmgr /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/<instance>-webseald.sth
8) Change the password and request a new cert from the Policy Server
svrsslcfg -chgpwd -f /opt/pdweb/etc/webseald-<instance>.conf
svrsslcfg -chgcert -f /opt/pdweb/etc/webseald-<instance>.conf
9) Verify the key is correct
/opt/PolicyDirector/sbin/dispkdb -f /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/<instance>-webseald.kdb
10) Start the WebSEAL server.
pdweb start <instance>
11) If everything works remove the temp dir and the temp key
rm -r /var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/temp
Note: Sometimes by mistake if other instance's certificate is copied over another.
In that case, we can follow the similar steps but the only difference we need to delete all the certs from "/var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/" location and then perform steps directly on "/var/pdweb/keytab-<instance>/" path (i.e. no need to create a temp directory and replace the certificate).
Most common error we see in such cases is as below:HPDBA0230E. The certificate label or DN is invalid
HPDCF0061E The function, GSKKM_GetKeyItemByLabel(), returned the error
HPDCF0117E An error occurred in the "IKeyMan" API. Configuration
SSL configuration failed.
TAM Policy Server fails to start when chasing LDAP Referral URL
This behavior is observed when Policy Server is configured with an ITDS Server (peer to peer topology, between ldap servers).
When attribute "ibm-replicareferralurl" is setup for peer-peer replication, Policy Server tries to chase the referral and goes in loop.
In the message log we see a message loop of "LDAP Server Recovered".
Following messages are logged in msg__pdmgrd_utf8.log:
2013-01-31-17:44:00.048+05:30I----- 0x1354A0C0 pdmgrd WARNING ivc general LDAPClient.cpp 81 0x00001517 HPDCO0192W LDAP server
10.50.3.147 has failed.
2013-01-31-17:44:30.071+05:30I----- 0x1354A0C1 pdmgrd WARNING ivc general LDAPClient.cpp 84 0x00001517 HPDCO0193W LDAP server
10.50.3.147 has recovered.
To resolve the problem, remove the "ibm-replicareferralurl" from the topology.
This is an optional attribute and not required in case of master-master replication.
idsldapmodify -p <port> -h <host> -D <admin_dn> -w <pwd>
We need to do it for all suffixes.
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IDSBULKLOAD Performance will be very slow if ldtrc is enabled.
Before executing the idsbulkload, please ensure that tracing flag is set to off.
Command to verify:
If tracing is on, execute below command to make it off:
Sometimes tracing flag is enabled and causes performance issues with idsbulkload.
If bulkload appears to be slow, make sure the tracing flag is off.
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The Tivoli Directory Server is available in three types of files: .zip, .tar, and .iso. If you downloaded .tar (or Tape ARchive) files, un-compress the files after you download them. Uncompress all .tar files in the same directory. Now to install Tivoli Directory Server, be sure that you have a supported version of DB2 installed.
(Note : Refer to below link for installation and instance creation with screenshots.
Link : https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/groups/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=48a78681-82cc-434f-9c78-3e9117bfd466#fullpageWidgetId=W0c8dc1d99c5f_4b05_82a8_761e505b7266&file=8c80f684-c42c-4ee7-8b81-60154d7c869e)
Step 1: To install DB2, go to DB2 folder, and type
IBM DB2 is required for the full directory server because directory data is stored in a DB2 database. This command will install DB2. After typing No, hit Enter.
Step 2: Now, type ESE and press Enter.
Step 2(continued): DB2 installation continues and completes.
Step 3: To install GSKit, go to GSKit folder. Type ls to check the GDKit RPMs.
Step 4: At command prompt, type rpm -ivh *.rpm
This command will install GSKit package. IBM Tivoli Directory Server alone does not provide the capability for SSL connections from Tivoli Directory Server clients. You can enable the SSL feature by installing IBM GSKit package.
Tivoli Global Security Kit (GSKit) is an optional software package that is required only if Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Security or Transport Layer Security (TLS) is required.
Once done, type following command to check the installed version :
#rpm -qa | grep -i gsk
Step 5: Now, the environment is ready to install TDS. Go to TDS folder and type following commands.
#rpm -ivh *.rpm
Step 6: TDS installation starts, displays all the packages being installed.
TDS has been installed successfully.
Step 7: TDS installation is complete, however, links on Linux system for Tivoli Directory Server 6.3
libraries and commands are not set. To set links, type command :
# ./bin/idslink -s fullsrv -g -f
The idslink command creates links to LDAP client and server command-line
utilities. This utility is installed with the client package.
Step 7(continued): Here it show links that are created by the idslink command.
During or after server installation, you must perform the following configuration tasks before you can use the server:
→ Create user IDs for the directory server instance owner and, for some installations, the database instance owner and the database owner.
→ Create a directory server instance.
→ Set the Tivoli Directory Server primary administrator distinguished name (DN) and password for the directory server instance.
→ If the directory server instance is not a proxy server, configure the database. You do not need a database for a proxy server instance.
Step 8: To create user id for the directory server instance owner, type command
# idsadduser -u <username> -w <password> -g idsldap -l <home directory path>
Then press 1 to continue.
Step 9: Change permission and ownership of user's home folder for TDS to have complete access.
#chmod 777 /home/instance-name(user name)
#chown user:idsldap /home/instance-name
Step 10: To create directory instance, type command
#idsicrt -I <instancename> -e <encryption seed> -l <instance location> -n
instance name : name of instance to be created, ideally same name as the user created.
Encryption seed : needs to be of atleast 12 characters
instance location : home folder of the instance mentioned in step 8.
Step 10(continued): Instance creation is completed.
Step 11: Now, to start database, type command :
# . /home/tamtds/sqllib/db2profile
Step 12: To configure a database for a directory server instance, type command
# idscfgdb -I <instance name> -w <dbadminpw> -l <dblocation> -t <instancename> -n
Step 12(continued) : Database configuration continues..
Step 13: To set administrator DN and password, type command :
# idsdnpw -I <instance name> -u cn=root -p <password> -n
Step 14: Now, TDS will have default instance with default suffix as o=sample. To create new suffix for
new instance(created in step10), type command:
# idscfgsuf -I <instance name> -s “<suffix name>”
Step 15: After finishing all the above steps, instance is ready for use. To start the instance, type
#ibmslapd -I <instance name> -n -t
The instance is now up and running. TDS installation and configuration completes.
Step 16: Verify that the packages have been installed correctly by typing command :
# rpm -qa | grep idsldap
Step 17: Additionally, Web Administration Tool can be deployed for GUI administration. For WAT, Web application server is required. Embedded WebSphere Application Server is provided with
Tivoli Directory Server 6.3 as a Web application server. Follow below commands.
#install.sh -installRoot <EWAS_installpath>
EWAS_installpath : /opt/ibm/ldap/V6.3/appsrv
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I use social networking site day in & day out personally & professionally to connect to my friends & colleagues. Hence, I must be having multiple accounts and I really don't want to login each of them to update the same status that I want to pass it to my all friends & colleagues. Rather, I wish to login to just one of my social networking site and expect the same message is published to my other social networking acconts without explicitly login to them. It wasn't really possible until the technology called Oauth introduced sometime back.
To give you real world example, Assume I am connected to my Linkedin account and update my status, I wish the same status message to be published to my twitter account without login to twitter. Oauth allows me to publish my status update on Linkedin to my twitter account. Now I do not have to login to both(Linkedin & Twitter) to update the same status update.
Similarity, we have several other example which show how Oauth technology is being implemented among many social networking sites to give you a capability to share your data with other sites. Some of them are real examples :
1. I like to get my horoscope updates from an online horoscope website to my facebook wall every day.
2. I can share my pictures which are uploaded on facebook with an online printing service to get them printed & delivered to my home address.
3. I like to share the content/news/videos that I read on internet with my friends on my social networking site page.
Oauth is a federated identity technology which provide Open standard for authentication & authorization. It allows the user to share their personal data( eg. status messages, photos, videos, contact lists) from one site to other sites without explicitly providing the credentials.
I talked about a similary technology called OpenID in my previous blog, then how Oauth is similar or different than OpenID. The similarity lies with the the fact that both the technologies provides authentication framework from one site to other sites without explicitly providing the credentials however there are many significant difference between them. Oauth is complementary to OpenID and can be used & implemented in-lieu of OpenID for authentication. Some of the differences are as follow :
OpenID can only provides authentication method but Oauth provides authentication & authorization method both.
Expension to OpenID allows Relying Party to access user's attributes stored in OpenID provider with user's approval however, Oauth allows Client Application(aka Relying Party) to access user's private data(such as photos, videos, contact lists etc) with user's approval.
OpenID authentication works based on the OpenID URL where as Oauth authentication works based on Oauth token(valet key).
Oauth works on a concept called valet key. The idea of valet key comes from an additional key provided by luxary car manufactures. Some of these luxary cars comes with an additional key known as valet key that can start the iginition & opens the door but prevent gaining access to joyrides. So, if possess a luxary car and at many places handover your car for valet parking, you do not want your car to be used for joyride. So you provide your can with a valet key which can allow a valet parking helper to gain access to your car but prevent joyriding. This way you are allowing them to park you car on your behalf but at the same time preventing them to only drive for a limited distance.
Each technology uses its own terminoloy to explain the concepts & so as Oauth. I will be using below explained terminologies while explaining Oauth.
1. Resource Owner - A person/user who owns an account with one of its trusted Identity provider which supports Oauth
2. Client Application - A web application which provides it services online
3. Resource Server - A server at Identity provider's end that contains user's private data such as photos, videos etc..
4. Authorization Server - A server at Identity provider's end which implements authentication & authorization
A high level flow of Oauth authentication & authorization is as follow :
2. Client application provides various Identity providers list which support Oauth protocol
3. User choose it preferred Identity provider, Client application redirect the authentication request to preferred Identity provider and user provides its credential.
4. Identity provider validates the user credential, and redirects the request to Client App. including authentication code.
5. User accesses the redirected Client App URL with authentication code
6. Client App. send this authentication code along with its Client ID & Client secret which it got during registering with the Identity provider intially.
7. Identity provider validates authentication code, Client ID & Client secret and returns a access token(valet key) which is a long lifetime token.
8. This completes the users authentication process & Client App logged in user.
Here are the detailed steps of this entire authentication & authorization flow with access to shared data stored at resource server at Identity provider's end. Each step is self explanatory..
:For those with inquisitive mind, I will soon come up with the Part -2 entry on this blog.. till then keep watching this space..
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Whenever I want to access some of the services like slideshare, zoomin etc on Internet, it requires me to signup for a new account without which I will not be able to use their services to the fullest. If I register to all of these online services I will end up having several hundreds users account & passwords to remember. Nowadays, these online service gives you a flexibility to use your e-mail id as username. This gives you some relief to use your e-mail id as username in all of these online services and saves you with the trouble with multiple usernames.
Some of the benefits of using OpenID are :
OpenID provides a framework for the communication between Identity Provider and the Identity Consumer (Service Provider). OpenID provides a decentralized authentication which means you can provide your identity to choosing multiple Identity Providers. It uses only standard HTTP(S) requests and responses for the communication between Service Provider & Identity Provider. Some of the industry leading Identity Providers are Google, Yahoo, AOL, LiveJournal, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc..
Some of the terminology used when talking about OpenID technology:
User-Agent: User's Web browser
Relying Party (RP): A Web application(aka Service Provider) that accepts OpenID authentication
OpenID Provider (OP): A trusted Identity Provider which provides OpenID Authentication on which a Relying Party relies for to authenticate the user
OpenID Provider (OP) Endpoint URL: URL of OpenID provider which is obtained by performing discovery on User-Supplied Identifier
OpenID Provider (OP) Identifier: An Identifier for an OpenID Provider.
User-Supplied Identifier: An Identifier that was presented by user to Relying Party while selecting it preferred OpenID provider.
Claimed Identifier: An Identifier that user claims to possess; the overall aim of the protocol is verifying this claim. The Claimed Identifier is either:
OpendID Authentication flow basically involves communication between User, Relying Party (Service Provider) & OpenID provider. The basic flow is as per below.
1. User access Relying Party web application URL
OpenID peformas three major operations during the authentication flow. They are Initiation, Normalization & Discovery.
Initiation - Its a process where Relying Party initiate an authentication process by presenting a form to User with a field to enter user's preferred OpenID Provider. The form field's "name" attribute should have the value "openid_identifier", so that User-Agents (typically browsers) can automatically determine that this is an OpenID form.
Normalization - User's input regarding its preferred OpenID Provider must be normalized by Relying Party by retrieving its content & redirecting the request to OpenID provider and finally applying the syntax rules to the final destination URL.
Discovery - User's selection about the preferred OpenID Provider allows Relying Party to redirect the request to specific OpenID Provider. Since, Replying Party does not keep OpenID Provider URLs with them, they need to discover the Identity provider of-the-fly. Based on the OpenID Provider name, Replying Party Provider perform discovery of the URL by requesting XRDS document that contains the necessary information. This is XML based document which contains one or more set of OpenID endpoint URL & Protocol version.
These three operations by Relying Party plays a major role in achieving this whole process called OpenID authentication flow.
In many of the use case, Relying Party require access to user's information(such as name, gender, e-mail, mobile no. etc) stored with OpenID Provider with the user's approval. OpenID Attribute Exchange facilitates the transfer of user attributes(such as name and gender) from the OpenID identity provider to the relying party. Now each relying party may request a different set of attributes, depending on their requirements.
There are more internals to OpenID to those who want to dig it more.. Here we go on exploring this further in next blog entry - Demystifying OpenID- Part 2.
Step 1 : Download IBM TDS V6.3 package and save it on a folder in AIX machine.
Step 2 : Login into AIX as root.
Step 3 : Please ensure that IBM Java is already installed.
Step 3 : Uncompress all .tar files using command :
#tar -xvf package name
Once done, folder corresponding to each package gets created.
Step 4 : During installation, utility will create user idsldap and group idsldap.
Step 5 : GSKit needs to be installed for enabling security features. Go to GSKit folder.
Step 6 : Type command to invoke smit :
Step 7 : Select Software Installation & Maintenance.
Step 8 : Select Install and Update Software.
Step 9 : Select Install and Update from ALL Available Software.
Step 10 : On the device/directory window specify the tdsV6.3/gskit directory, which contains the GSKit installable software.
Step 11 : Set the Install all prereqs option to yes.
Step 12 : Press Enter, it will ask for confirmation. Press Enter again. Installation begins.
Step 13 : Once installation is complete, a success confirmation messages is displayed on screen. The utility exits and returns to prompt.
Step 14 : We need DB2 installed before installing TDS. Go to /tdsV6.3/db2 folder.
Step 15 : Installation thru SMIT utility remains the same as mentioned in Step 6 with corresponding directory name.
Step 16 : Installation of eWAS thru SMIT remains same in as mentioned in Step 6 with corresponding directory name .
Step 17 : Installation of IBM TDS thru SMIT utility remains the same as mentioned in Step 6.
Step 18 : While installing thru SMIT, type . in the INPUT device/directory for software field. Click OK
Step 19 : In Software to install field, type idsldap to install all filesets.
Step 20 : Click OK. The message Are You Sure? is displayed.
Step 21 : Click OK to start the installation.
Step 22 : Once done, summary shows success message.
Step 23 : Click Done, Press F10 or F12 to exit.
Step 24 : To verify installation success, type command
#lslpp -aL idsldap.*
The output displays installed filesets starting with idsldap.
Step 25 : IBM Tivoli Directory Server is installed at path :
For version TDS 6.3 follow these steps
Step 1 : Download IBM TDS V6.3 package and save it on a folder in AIX machine. Or mount the installation CD
Step 2 : Login into AIX as root.
Step 3 : Please ensure that IBM Java is already installed.
Step 4 : Uncompress all .tar files using command :
#tar -xvf package name
Once done, folder corresponding to each package gets created.
Step 5 : During installation, utility will create user idsldap and group idsldap.
Step 6 : GSKit needs to be installed for enabling security features. Go to GSKit folder.
Step 7 : For GSKit 64bit :
#installp -acgXd . GSKit8.gskcrypt64.ppc.rte
#installp -acgXd . GSKit8.gskssl64.ppc.rte
Step 7.1 : For GSKit 32bit :
#installp -acgXd . GSKit8.gskcrypt32.ppc.rte
#installp -acgXd . GSKit8.gskssl32.ppc.rte
Step 8 : Once installation is complete, a success confirmation messages is displayed on screen. The utility exits and returns to prompt.
Step 9 : We need DB2 installed before installing TDS. Go to /tdsV6.3/db2 folder.
Step 10 : Run command
Step 11 : Installation begins, utility goes thru various stages. Once done, success message “The execution completed successfully” is displayed on screen, followed by prompt.
Step 12 : For eWAS, go to appsrv folder and type
#install.sh -installRoot .
Once done, success message gets displayed, and prompt appears.
Step 13 : To deploy Web Administration Tool on eWAS, got to idstools folder and type
After installing TDS(which is explained from Step11), WAT can be accessed using
Step 14 : To install IBM Tivoli Directory Server, type command
#installp -acgXd . idsldap
Step 15 : Once done, a success message is displayed. To verify if installation is successful
#lslpp -aL idsldap.*
Step 16 : IBM Tivoli Directory Server is installed at path :