Allow a User Web Portal to Automatically Sign a User into SBM

Recently, SBM has been used in conjunction with portal websites.  Once a user is logged into a custom web portal, it may be undesirable for the user to be required to also be forced to enter their password to login to SBM.  Why not just use the successful authentication to the portal site to authenticate the user to SBM?  This is now possible as of SBM 11.3.1 with the use of Single Sign On.

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Serena SSO supports SAML 2.0

As of SBM 11.0.1, the SSO engine supports SAML2.0 for integrating with external Identity Providers (IDP).  I have created a KBTV video demonstrating how easy the setup is with ADFS 2.0.

SAML2 setup with SBM and ADFS 2.0


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Using Windows Authentication to Achieve Single Sign-On

Back to Single Sign-On again.  Today, we are not talking about Serena Single Sign-On so much, but having the user automatically authenticated using the user credentials logged on to the workstation.  I refer to this as auto-logon using Kerberos or NTLM credentials of the workstation user. 

The browser needs to be capable of auto-logon using the WWW-Authenticate header; it is the browser that makes auto-logon possible.  Chrome has this ability built in, and you can specify sites to do this auto-logon in Firefox.  Neither Firefox nor Chrome use the Security Zones that Internet Explorer uses. 

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David Berner
Is there a way to have the same passthough (kerberos) authentication also for webservices? I found an option on SBM system adminis... Read More
Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:11 AM
David Goodale
Web Services can authentication in 3 ways as defined in the web services API guide. 1. Argument 2. HTTP Basic 3. WS-Security All t... Read More
Thursday, 03 December 2015 5:05 PM
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