SiteMinder Request Flow

The following steps occur when a user tries to access a protected resource on a web server configured to use SiteMinder authentication: The user requests a resource on the server(website), either through a web browser or in a program using an HTTP request. The request is received by the web server and is intercepted by […]

How the Agent Reads SiteMinder Cookies

How the Agent Reads SiteMinder Cookies Web Agents use agent keys to encrypt and decrypt SiteMinder cookies so the data they contain can be read. The Agent uses the key to encrypt cookiesbefore sending them to a user’s browser and to decrypt cookies received fromother Web Agents. All Web Agents need to be aware of […]

Databases used with Siteminder Configuration

While using Siteminder for providing Single Sign On capabilities,few databases need to be configured for its proper functioning.Few of these are mandatory and others are optional depending upon the Siteminder features that we need utilize.Lets have a look on the various databases that we need to configure during our Siteminder installation. A SiteMinder environment utilizes […]

SiteMinder Web Agents and Application Server Agents

A SiteMinder Agent is a software component residing with the Web Server or Application Server hosting the resource to be protected and communicates with the Policy Server in order to enforce policies for user access to generic resources. There are several types of Agents that can be used with SiteMinder: Web Agent It intercepts all […]

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