How to Setup Custom Login Page While Using Symantec SiteMinder Directives

Article By: Tiffany Kongpachith Corporations can sometimes want to have their own custom login page with their own branding, their own layout for the authentication look and feel, provide any embedded links for redirections, as well as still give the user the Single Sign-On experience. If companies already have Symantec SiteMinder in place as a

How to Create Symantec SiteMinder Solutions Systemd Scripts on Linux_UNIX

How to Create Symantec SiteMinder Solutions Systemd Scripts on Linux/UNIX

Article By: Tiffany Kongpachith Systemd is a Linux system tool that includes various features including a bootstrapping system used to start and manage system processes. These systemd scripts make it easy to start, stop, or restart your script, as well as configure it to start automatically on boot. In this document, user will be able

Symantec SiteMinder Best Practices: Enable Dynamic Host Configuration Object (HCO)

When a Symantec SiteMinder Web Agent is installed and successfully registered to the SiteMinder Policy Server, the wizard creates a Host Configuration File (SmHost.conf) in the following location:  $web_agent_home/config.  The agent uses settings in the SmHost.conf file during the initialization phase of each web server child process. Within the SmHost.conf file is a parameter which

A Step-By-Step Guide to Symantec SiteMinder Integration with Layer7 API Gateway for Automated Creation of SiteMinder Objects

A Step-By-Step Guide to Symantec SiteMinder Integration with Layer7 API Gateway for Automated Creation of SiteMinder Objects

Article By: Tiffany Kongpachith Symantec SiteMinder provides a unified access management platform that applies the appropriate authentication mechanism to positively identify users; offers single sign-on and identity federation for seamless access to any application; enforces granular security policies to stop unauthorized access to sensitive resources; and monitors and manages the entire user session to prevent

How to Re-Register the Symantec SiteMinder Administrative User Interface (UI)

How to Re-Register the Symantec SiteMinder Administrative User Interface (UI)

Article By: Tiffany Kongpachith For Using Either Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or IP Address on UNIX/Linux The first time a user logs in to the Administrative UI with the default super user account (Symantec SiteMinder) and password; the Admin UI is registered with the Policy Server. Based on the client’s requirements, registering the Admin

How to Configure DSA Replication for Symantec SiteMinder Policy Store Using Symantec Directory in UNIX/Linux

How to Configure DSA Replication for Symantec SiteMinder Policy Store Using Symantec Directory in UNIX/Linux

Article By: Tiffany Kongpachith Symantec Directory is a proven next-generation virtual directory server that provides a standards-based distribution model, replication model, and overall higher performance. Multiwrite-DISP replication is the recommended method of replication with Symantec Directory because it combines the efficiency of multiwrite when DSAs are online, with the strength of DISP to allow the

A Step-By-Step Guide to Symantec SiteMinder Access Gateway Apache Ghostcat Patch Procedures in UNIX/Linux

A Step-By-Step Guide to Symantec SiteMinder Access Gateway Apache Ghostcat Patch Procedures in UNIX/Linux

Article By: Tiffany Kongpachith Per Symantec SiteMinder upgrades, in Release 12.8 through 12.8.03, Broadcom addresses fixes to the CVE-2020-1938 vulnerability (Ghostcat vulnerability) in Apache Tomcat latest SiteMinder patch related to the Access Gateway in your environment. This guide is designed to help users who will be implementing the Ghostcat vulnerability, provide the necessary steps to

How to Setup Integrated Windows Authentication Using IIS and Layer7 Symantec SiteMinder Web Agent

How to Setup Integrated Windows Authentication Using IIS and Layer7 Symantec SiteMinder Web Agent

Article By: Tiffany Kongpachith Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) is a proprietary mechanism developed by Microsoft to validate users in pure Windows environments. For Integrated Windows Authentication, it is IIS that does the authentication, not Symantec SiteMinder. SiteMinder Web Agent does not do any authentication for IWA—Siteminder Web Agent trusts the credentials accepted by the IIS