Connecting to repositories and project areas in Advanced mode

To access project areas, you must create a connection from the client to a repository. Your Jazz™ administrator must supply the information that you need to access the repository.

Before you begin

Make sure that your Jazz administrator created a repository and a project area.

You need the following information to connect to a repository:
  • The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for a repository. Typically, this address is in the form of, where you must substitute your own fully qualified host name and port number. Secure servers are only supported and require the https:// protocol. The repository is created by a Jazz administrator, who must make the repository available on a local or network server.
  • A user ID and password for the repository. Jazz administrators create team member credentials on the web server and in team areas. Your administrator can configure the repository for user authentication in an LDAP directory.
To use Smart Card authentication, you must enable the IBM Common Access Card (CAC) provider within Java by editing the install-directory/3rd Party/jre/lib/security/ file.
Note: For the Rational® Team Concert Shell on a 64-bit Windows platform, the Visual C++ 2010 32-bit redistributable package must be installed.
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  1. In the Team Concert Shell Control Panel window, click Create a Repository Connection.
    Tip: For quick access, add the Team Concert Shell Control Panel as a node on the Windows Explorer Navigation pane. You can also create repository connections and connect to project areas using the Managed Artifacts view.
  2. In Create a Jazz Repository Connection window, enter a Location URI. For example: The value of the location name defaults to the server host name. If necessary, you can modify the name.
  3. In the Authentication section, type the user name and password that your Jazz administrator provided.
  4. Optional: To authenticate using Kerberos/SPNEGO, complete the following steps:
    1. In the Authentication Type field, select Kerberos/SPNEGO. If the client is configured with krb5.ini or krb5.conf in a default location, click Finish. Otherwise, set additional configuration options.
    2. To specify a Kerberos configuration file, expand Additional configuration options. In the Kerberos configuration file field, browse to the location of the file. The file can have any name.
    3. To specify a Kerberos realm name, host, and (optional) key distribution center port, complete the appropriate configuration fields.
    4. Click Finish.
    Note: The Kerberos realm, Key distribution center, and Kerberos configuration file properties map to the,, and system properties, respectively. For more information, see Jazz client configuration. The configuration option properties are global for your client, so if you have multiple repository connections, these properties are automatically shared. Changing the properties in one connection automatically changes them in any other Kerberos/SPNEGO connection. To apply a change to a configuration option that is already set, restart Rational Team Concert Shell by logging off and logging back in to the system.
  5. Optional: To log in using Windows credentials that are the same as the credentials that you use to access the CCM application, in the authentication field select Integrated Windows Authentication.
    Note: You must be logged in to a workstation and authenticated by domain. You can use this authentication method instead of Kerberos/SPNEGO authentication if the Windows registry on a client machine does not have the required AllowTGTSessionKey=1 key. For more information about the AllowTGTSessionKey, see Providing a session key to the IBM JRE to enable Kerberos/SPNEGO SSO in CLM.
  6. Click OK. The repository connection is displayed in the Team Artifacts window under the Repository Connections folder.
  7. To connect to a project area, in the Get Connected to a Jazz Repository window, click Connect to Project Areas and complete the wizard.
    Tip: To reconnect to a repository using the Rational Team Concert Shell tray icon, right-click the icon; then click Get Started with Rational Team Concert > Connect. If required, type the authentication information.

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