Comms Suite 5 Q&A: Setting up Single Sign-On
By joesciallo on Aug 01, 2007
Q. I need to set up SSO for Communications Express. What has changed between Messaging Server 6 2005Q4 (Java ES 4) and Messaging Server/Communications Express 6.3 (Comms Suite 5)?
A. Jhawk writes:
In the prior releases, we needed SSO to maintain authenticated sessions between two of our HTTP servers. The two HTTP servers are the web container (web server/app server) for the UWC servlets and the WebMail server (mshttpd). Going into our Comms Suite 5 (UWC 6.3), we moved the WebMail server behind the web container. prior to 6.3 |------- web container(uwc) web browser ----| (sso between) |-------webmail server (mshttpd) in 6.3 web browser----web container(uwc) --- webmail server(mshttpd) Now in 6.3, we do not require SSO to maintain authenticated sessions between our internal services. However, we do still support SSO to co-exist authentication with 3rd Party web applications such as Portal Server.