Security considerations for IBM UrbanCode Deploy
You can act to ensure that your installation is secure and set up user access controls.
- Enabling security during the installation process
- Enabling secure communication between multiple applications
- Ports, protocols, and services
- Keystores for SSL communication and for encrypting secure properties
- Customizing your security settings
- Setting up user roles and access
Enabling security during the installation process
During the installation process, by default the server is configured to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for secure communication. The server is configured to use SSL in both manual and silent installations. In addition to SSL communication, role-based access controls are available that determine what actions a particular user can do.
In general, you configure security on the application server or the database server, not in IBM® UrbanCode® Deploy. IBM UrbanCode Deploy communicates with the database by using the Java™ Database Connectivity (JDBC) provider on the application server.
To learn about configuring Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) authentication, see Authentication realms.
Enabling secure communication between multiple applications
You can use tokens to secure communications between products that integrate with IBM UrbanCode Deploy. To learn more about tokens, see Tokens.
Ports, protocols, and services
The following table shows the default port numbers for the server.
|Port type||Default port number|
|Incoming connections to the server web interface (HTTP)||8080|
|Incoming connections to the server web interface (HTTPS)||8443|
|Communication with the Rational® Common Licensing server||Port 27000 for the
The following table shows the default port numbers for the blueprint design server and engine.
|Port type||Default port number|
|Incoming connections to the blueprint designer web interface (HTTP)||8080|
|Incoming connections to the blueprint designer web interface (HTTPS)||8443|
|Incoming connections to the engine||8004, 8000, 8003, and RPC ports|
|Incoming connections to the cloud discovery service||7575|
The blueprint design server must also be able to create outgoing connections to
cloud systems, the engine, the cloud discovery service, and the database. The communication with the
Rational Common Licensing
server uses port 27000 for the
lmrgd daemon. The port numbers for the vendor daemon
can change, but are typically between 27001 and 27009. See your Rational Common Licensing
server for the active ports.
In most cases, the blueprint design server accesses the cloud discovery service on local port 7575, and no firewall rules are required. However, if the blueprint design server uses the host name of the machine, you may need to provide access to port 7575 on the firewall.
Keystores for SSL communication and for encrypting secure properties
IBM UrbanCode Deploy supports multiple keystores, which support different security features. The following list describes the default keystores.
- The certificate for SSL communication on the HTTPS port of the IBM UrbanCode Deploy server is stored in the tomcat.keystore file.
- The secret key that is used to encrypt and decrypt secure properties is stored in the
encryption.keystore file. If you export applications and components that use
secure properties to other IBM UrbanCode Deploy servers,
you must exchange the contents of this keystore between the servers. The secret key in the
encryption.keystore file is randomly generated during installation. The
password is stored in the
encryption.keystore.passwordproperty, and its initial value is the same as the
- tomcat.keystore on the blueprint design server
- The blueprint design server also has a keystore that is named tomcat.keystore. The blueprint design server keystore contains the certificate for SSL communication on the HTTPS port of the blueprint design server. The default location is server_install/opt/tomcat/conf/tomcat.keystore, where server_install is the installation folder of the blueprint design server.
For more information on keystores and certificates, see Configuring SSL on Apache Tomcat and LDAP servers.
Customizing your security settings
The user ID that is created by default is admin for the server.
The default user ID is ucdpadmin for the blueprint designer.
To change the password for admin, in the server, click Internal Authentication authentication realm.. To change the password for ucdpadmin, click and select the
Failed login attempts are stored in the database. Except for the default admin password, all passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. After you change the default admin password, it is also stored in encrypted form.
Setting up user roles and access
You can create and delete users and add users to groups and teams in IBM UrbanCode Deploy. To learn more, see Managing security. On the server, the superuser account with special security privileges is admin.
On the blueprint editor, the superuser account with special security privileges is ucdpadmin.
The IBM UrbanCode Deploy server and the blueprint designer have separate lists of users and teams.