Release notes - IBM® Security® Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager (6.0.1)

IBM® Security® Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager (6.0.1) is available. These Release Notes include compatibility, installation, and configuration details.

 

Contents

 

Preface

Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager.

These Release Notes contain information for the following products that was not available when the IBM Security Identity Manager manuals were printed:

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

 

The IBM Security Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager is designed to enable communication between IBM Security Identity Manager and IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Web to complete password checking and synchronization operations.

 

The IBM Security Identity Manager Adapters are powerful tools that require Administrator Level authority. Adapters operate in a similar manner to a human system administrator, creating accounts, permissions and home directories. Operations requested from the IBM Security Identity Manager server fail if the Adapter is not given sufficient authority to perform the requested task. In your environment, configure this Adapter to run with administrative (root) permissions.

 

 

 

Contents of this Release

Adapter Version

Component

Version

Build Date

IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Web version 7.0.0 (14/02/25)

Adapter Version

6.0.1

Documentation

The documentation for the IBM Security Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager is available in the IBM Security Identity Manager Knowledge Center.

New Features

Enhancement # (RFE)

Description

 

 

Items included in current release (6.0.1)

Support added for the following IBM Secuirty Access Manager versions -

  • IBM Security Access for Web 7.0.0
  • IBM Security Access for Web Gateway Appliance 7.0.0

 

RFE25260

The IBM Security Password Sychronization Plug-in needs to bypass the password check and sychronization when the user authenticated using a token.

For more information, see the section titled "RFE25260 - Token Bypass Configuration" in the "Configuration Notes".

 

 

 

Items included in release (4.6.11)

MR0224097156

Provide functionality to encrypt passwords in the IBM® Security® Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager configuration file.

For more information, see the section titled "MR120308760 - Encrypting password attributes in passwdsync.conf".

 

Closed Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

 

Items closed in current release (6.0.1)

INT53690

 

 

Added official support for the IBM® Security® Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager version on AIX 7.1.

 

 

 

 

 

Items closed in release (4.6.11)

 

 

IZ84186

Missing IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL symbols prevents WebSEAL from starting when configured with the IBM® Security® Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager.

For more information, see the section titled "IZ84186 - IBM® Security® Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager on AIX prevents IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEAL version from starting due to missing symbols." below.

 

 

Known Issues

Internal#

APAR/RFE#

PMR# / Description

 

 

 

 

 

 .

Known issues in current release (6.0.1)

 

 

 

 

 

Known issues in release (4.6.11)

 

 

MR0923103157

Due to the binding of error messages displayed by the IBM® Security® Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager and the IBM Tivoli Access Manager WebSEALs translations pages additional trace messages are unable to be added. This request may be reviewed in a later release of the adapter but at this stage it will remain a limitation.

 

 

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

 

 

For information about the installation and configurations of the IBM Security Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager, see the adapter installation guide.

 

Corrections to Installation Guide

The following corrections to the Installation Guide apply to this release:

            None.

Configuration Notes

The following configuration notes apply to this release:


Enabling FIPS mode for the Plug-in

If WebSphere Application Server is configured in FIPS mode you must start WebSeal with the GSKit environment variable GSK_PROTOCOL_TLSV1=ENABLED.

If you have ciphers defined on the WebSphere Application Server in FIPS mode you might need to configure the ciphers on WebSEAL using the following GSKit environment variables -

export GSK_PROTOCOL_SSLV3=ENABLED
exprot GSK_V3_CIPHER_SPECS="ciphers",

where,

GSK_V3_CIPHER_SPECS
/// The list of available SSL V3 cipher specifications. The list contains the valid string values.
/// You can use any combination of these values. None of these valuse can be used more than once.
/// 00 - NULL NULL
/// 01 - NULL MD5
/// 02 - NULL SHA
/// 03 - RC4 MD5 Export
/// 04 - RC4 MD5 US
/// 05 - RC4 SHA US
/// 06 - RC2 MD5 Export
/// 09 - DES SHA Export
/// 35 - AES SHA 256 NotExportable
/// 62 - DES SHA Export1024
/// 64 - RC4-56 SHA Export1024
/// 0A - Triple DES SHA US
/// 2F - TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA
/// 35 - TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA


MR120308760 - Encrypting password attributes in passwdsync.conf

This requirement can be met by using the built-in password obfuscation provided by the pdadmin tool. To obfuscate the passwords in the IBM® Security® Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in for IBM Tivoli Access Manager configuration file execute the following steps -

1). Stop WebSEAL.
2). Run the following commands -
#> pdadmin -l

pdadmin local> config modify keyvalue set -obfuscate itim principal-password

pdadmin local> config modify keyvalue set -obfuscate ssl keydatabase-password

Example -

pdadmin local> config modify keyvalue set -obfuscate "C:\Program Files\Tivoli\PDWeb\bin\passwdsync.conf" itim principal-password passw0rd

3). Open the passwdsync.conf file and ensure that the following attributes

are removed -

principal-password
keydatabase-password

4). Re-start WebSEAL.

To verify this solution, use the WebSEAL pkmspasswd.html interface to complete a password change. A successful password change indicates that the obfuscation of the passwords in the configuration file has worked correctly.


RFE25260 - Token Bypass Configuration

To implement the token bypass functionality the optional "is_token_bypass" configuration option has been added. This can be set within the configuration file used by the IBM Security Identity Manager Password Synchronization Plug-in. This new configuration option has the following syntax -

is_token_bypass=[true|false]

If the "is_token_bypass" option is set to "true" then both the check and sychronization operations will not be executed.

If the "is_token_bypass" option is not set or set to "false" then the check and sychronization operations will be executed as was the existing behaviour of the adapter.

 


Supported Configurations

Installation Platform

The IBM Security Identity Manager Adapter was built and tested on the following product versions.

 

Managed Resource:

 

IBM Security Identity Manager:

 

 

 

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