IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway V6.1 adds single Business Partner licenseIBM United States Software Announcement 207-134
June 5, 2007
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IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway (TFIM Business Gateway) V6.1 includes:
- Entry-level collaboration solution for single Business Partner federation
- Scalable pricing for entry-level as well as expanding federations
- Federated single sign-on with Business Partners to help improve user experience and reduce user administration costs
- Loose coupling between the federation software and business applications to help minimize on-going maintenance costs
- Small infrastructure footprint to enable faster deployment
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Collaboration with customers, Business Partners, agents, or providers often plays a key role in the Business Process Management initiatives motivating a move towards a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Browser-based integration with these external organizations, and basing the integration on open standards for federated single sign-on, can provide quick gains in user productivity and experience, while also providing opportunities for reducing user administration costs.
IBM Tivoli® Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway (TFIM Business Gateway) provides an entry-level collaboration solution option for small-to-medium enterprises to federate with one Business Partner, as well as scale this low infrastructure option for multiple Business Partners, and department and project-focused federation solutions. TFIM Business Gateway does not rely on proprietary APIs that tightly bind business applications to the federation software. The loose coupling between TFIM-Business Gateway and business applications provides fast deployment times and can reduce ongoing maintenance costs.
V6.1 of TFIM Business Gateway offers a Single Business Partner license (D6123LL) for TFIM Business Gateway for use restricted to a single connection with another Business Partner's Federated Identity Manager. This Single Business Partner license offers you a low cost solution. For connections with multiple partners, the previously announced TFIM Business Gateway license (D59UYLL) must be purchased. If you purchase Single Business Partner license (D6123LL), you may trade up to D59UYLL with trade up license D612PLL.
For those enterprises that later grow their federation needs, TFIM Business Gateway provides an easy migration path to the enterprise-level TFIM offering, with little or no application changes, and a consistent management user interface.
|Planned availability date|
June 5, 2007: Media and documentation
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Entry-level federation solution
TFIM Business Gateway is an entry-level solution for federated single sign-on. It can be used by the Business Partners of a larger enterprise running an enterprise TFIM solution, but TFIM Business Gateway can also be used by Business Partners of companies using third-party federated single sign-on products.
In addition to federated single sign-on functionality, the enterprise TFIM product also includes solutions for service oriented architecture (SOA) Security and Federated Provisioning. The federated single sign-on functionality in the enterprise TFIM solution is integrated with IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business, which can greatly simplify application integration functionality for a federated single sign-on environment. The enterprise TFIM solution also provides built-in session management, authorization, and strong authentication capabilities that are well suited to an enterprise-level federated single sign-on solution. Examples of the types of business entities that would deploy TFIM Business Gateway include:
- Insurance and mortgage brokerages
- Health care providers
- Supply chain providers
- Branch offices of government and law enforcement organizations
- Employers leveraging employee-benefit outsourcing
- Small to medium-sized partners of large enterprises
Loose coupling with business applications
An important aspect of deployment and maintainability of federated single sign-on solutions is the method by which the federation software integrates with and provides single sign-on to the business applications.
Use of proprietary APIs can not only tie a federation solution to a specific vendor, but these APIs also can increase testing times, and increase the ongoing maintenance required as standards continue to evolve and new platform revisions are released. TFIM Business Gateway uses standards-based APIs and is built with the view to maintain the same loose coupling between the federation software and the business applications that is achieved with the enterprise-level TFIM solution. This can greatly reduce the time to value for the federation solution.
Smooth migration to enterprise-level federation
Even in large organizations, many federation solutions begin with a business requirement to provide federated single sign-on for a single application, and typically a small number of federation partners. As with earlier intra-domain single sign-on solutions, the success of the initial project can typically lead to a rapid growth in the number of applications and the size and types of user populations involved.
In some cases, an enterprise-level vision might drive the deployment of a full federation infrastructure capable of supporting the envisaged future deployment scope. However, it is equally common for an initial federated single sign-on project to have a quite narrow scope and budget.
This may limit the ability to deploy an enterprise-level infrastructure. In these cases, an entry-level solution with a smooth migration path to an enterprise-level solution may be appropriate.
The TFIM Business Gateway solution was developed so that it could be readily migrated to the enterprise solution as and when required. The result is a smooth migration path from TFIM Business Gateway to the enterprise-level TFIM solution, with little or no business application changes. Moreover, both solutions use a consistent management user interface, so administration training and transition costs are minimized.
Management and audit
TFIM Business Gateway leverages the IBM Integrated Solutions Console (ISC) to provide a Web-based administrative console that combines management of TFIM Business Gateway's services into one location. TFIM Business Gateway can also be managed via Jython scripts, which can be used to automate site-specific administration tasks.
TFIM Business Gateway logs audit records for all management and runtime federation events in an XML format that facilitates integration with various reporting tools.
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway is capable as of June 5, 2007, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at
Availability of national languages
Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway is enabled for worldwide availability on the dates shown below:
General availability Product description Language date TFIM Business Multilingual November 24, 2006 Gateway V6.1.0 (French, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional, Hungarian, English, Czech, Italian, Polish)
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The following English publications may be downloaded, at planned general availability, from the following Web site
National language publications be may be downloaded 60 days after planned general availability from the same Web site.
- Administration Guide
- Error Message Reference
- Auditing Guide
- Problem Determination Guide
No publications are shipped with this product.
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Specified operating environment
Minimum and recommended processor, disk space, and memory requirements for IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway V6.1 include:
Minimum Recommended Processor 300 MHz 400 MHz Disk Space 1 GB 1.5 GB Memory 1 GB 1.5 GB
Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway V6.1 supports the following:
- IBM AIX® (32 bit) V5.2 and V5.3
- Sun Solaris 9 (Sparc) and 10 (Sparc)
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard Server and Enterprise Server
- Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 3.0 and Fixpack 3 for System x
- Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 4.0 for System z
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM System x (32 bit)
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 for IBM System z (31-bit native and 31-bit compatibility mode in 64-bit native)
- Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 1.0 and 1.1
- Internet Information Services (IIS) V6.0
- WebSphere® Application Server V6.1
Included with the program package, for use restricted to IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway V6.1, is an embedded version of WebSphere Application Server V6.1.
Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.
IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway V6.1 is distributed with:
- International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
- License Information document
- Quick Start Guide
- CD-ROM media
- Publications (refer to the Publications section)
Security, auditability, and control
IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features,
administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication
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For example, all servers monitored with the IBM Tivoli Monitoring product require entitlements sufficient for those servers. Other IBM Tivoli products may manage clients, client devices, agents, network nodes, users, or other items, and are licensed and priced accordingly.
Unlike typical systems management licensing models that require entitlements of specific software components to specific systems, the IBM Tivoli Environment-Managed Licensing Model provides you with the flexibility to deploy IBM Tivoli software products within its environment in a manner that can address and respond to your evolving architecture. That is, as the architecture of your environment changes, your implementation of IBM Tivoli software can be altered, as needed, without affecting your license requirements (as long as you do not exceed your entitlements to the software).
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Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM eServer® pSeries® Scalable POWERparallel® Systems servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the IBM Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.
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IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway V6.1
IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway is priced per server. In pricing the IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway V6.1 component with restricted terms and conditions (TFIM Business Gateway Single Business Partner license), the following examples are provided to show pricing per server. The definition of a server is provided in a previous section.
ABC Consumer Goods deploys TFIM Business Gateway V6.1 on one server in order to connect with one retail partner. ABC Consumer Goods must purchase one entitlement of the TFIM Business Gateway Single Business Partner license for use with one retail partner.
ABC Consumer Goods deploys TFIM Business Gateway V6.1 on three servers in order to connect with its three retail partners (who are competitors with each other). ABC Consumer Goods wants to keep their IT configurations separate for business and accounting reasons. ABC Consumer Goods must purchase three entitlements of TFIM Business Gateway Single Business Partner license, one for each of their three retail partners.
ABC Consumer Goods deploys TFIM Business Gateway V6.1 on one server in order to connect with three retail partners. ABC Consumer Goods must purchase three entitlements of TFIM Business Gateway Single Business Partner license, or must purchase one unrestricted entitlement of TFIM Business Gateway V6.1.
XYZ Chemicals deploys TFIM Business Gateway V6.1 management and runtime server on one server, and the administrative console on another server in order to connect with one pharmaceutical partner. XYZ Chemicals must purchase one entitlement of TFIM Business Gateway Single Business Partner license.
XYZ Chemicals deploys TFIM Business Gateway V6.1 management and runtime server on three servers and the administrative console on another server in order to connect with three pharmaceutical partners. XYZ Chemicals must purchase three entitlements for TFIM Business Gateway Single Business Partner license.
ABC Consumer Goods deploys TFIM Business Gateway V6.1 on one server in order to connect with one retail partner. Total users equals 100. ABC Consumer Goods must purchase one entitlement of TFIM Business Gateway Single Business Partner license.
ABC Consumer Goods deploys TFIM Business Gateway V6.1 on one server
in order to connect with one retail partner. Total users equals 10,000.
ABC Consumer Goods must purchase one entitlement of TFIM Business
Gateway Single Business Partner license.
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Product Licensed function title Product group category Tivoli Federated Identity Tivoli Tivoli Manager Business Gateway Security Federated Identity Manager Tivoli Federated Identity Tivoli Tivoli Manager Business Gateway Security Federated for Single Partner Identity Manager
PID Charge unit Program name number description Tivoli Federated Identity Manager 5724-Q82 Servers Business Gateway Tivoli Federated Identity Manager 5724-Q82 Servers Business Gateway for Single Partner
Charge metrics definitions
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Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details
Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
TFIM Business Gateway V6.1.0
Entitled maintenance Part offerings description Media packs description number IBM Tivoli Federated TFIM Business Gateway BJ0JNML Id Mgr Business V6.1 Media Pack CD-ROM Gateway Srv Multilingual Tivoli Federated TFIM Business Gateway BJ0JNML Identity Mgr Bus V6.1 Media Pack CD-ROM Gway for Sgl Partner Multilingual Srv
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Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway
Part Part description number Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway TFIM Business Gateway Servers D59UYLL License and SW Maintenance 12 Mo TFIM Business Gateway Servers SW E035CLL Maintenance Annual Renewal TFIM Business Gateway Servers SW D59UZLL Maintenance Reinstatement 12 Mo Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway for Single Partner TFIM Business Gateway Single Partner D6123LL Servers Lic and SW Maintenance 12 Mos TFIM Business Gateway Single Partner E03TNLL Servers SW Maint Annual Renewal TFIM Business Gateway Single Partner D6124LL Servers SW Maint Reinstatement 12 Mo TFIM Business Gateway Srv from TFIM BGway D612PLL SP Srv License and SW Maint 12 Mo
To order a media pack for Passport Advantage, specify the part number in the desired quantity from the following table:
Part Description number TFIM Business Gateway V6.1 Media BJ0JNML Pack CD-ROM Multilingual
Tivoli Federated Identity Mgr Business Gateway is also available via Web download from Passport
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|Terms and conditions|
The terms and conditions for IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway V6.1, as previously announced in Software Announcement 206-292 , dated November 14, 2006, listed below:
The License for IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway for Single Business Partner
is restricted to a single connection with another Business Partner's environment. To have multiple
connections with another Business Partner's environment or to connect to multiple Business Partners,
a full IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway product license must be purchased.
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