Securing the authentication channel

When you configure TADDM to use WebSphere® federated repositories, you can secure communications between the authentication client and the authentication service.

TADDM uses an authentication service that supports single sign-on. The authentication service is installed during the installation of IBM® Tivoli® Change and Configuration Management Database (IBM SmartCloud Control Desk (SCCD)) or IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager.

To see supported versions of the products, go to the Supported versions section.

There are two mechanisms by which you can secure communications between an authentication client and an authentication service:

  • SSL
  • Client authentication