Sterling External Authentication Server configuration for IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor

You can configure IBM® Sterling External Authentication Server to authenticate IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor users.

When users log in to IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor, the IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor engine checks to see whether the user ID is to be externally authenticated, and for those IDs that are, it communicates with the external authentication server that you configured. You need several pieces of information from the external authentication server for that communication to succeed.

When you are configuring Sterling External Authentication Server, you create connection definitions to use when the same connection information is required for multiple uses. This is called an authentication definition. Each authentication definition requires a name. You need the authentication definition for the external authentication server to which you are connecting. IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor uses that profile name to identify which authentication definition to use.

You can also specify more than one server. During configuration for external authentication, you need to specify the address and the port of the primary Sterling External Authentication Server. If you want to specify an alternative Sterling External Authentication Server that IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor can access if the primary server is unavailable, you need the address and port number of that server.

Other values configured in the web UI are:
  • Persistent Connection (true | false)
  • Secure Protocol (TLS | TLSv1.1 | TLSv1.2)
Note: Prior to these values were specified in as SEAS_PERSISTENT_CONNECTION and SEAS_SECURE_PROTOCOL respectively

For more information on configuring authentication definitions, see the Sterling External Authentication Server IBM Documentation.