Single Signon Implementation

Implementing Single Signon in IBM Sterling B2B Integrator.

Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication process that enables users to access several applications and only have to enter one username and password. Previously, a user logged in to each application and had to manage several usernames and passwords.

In this blog article, we will be implementing Single Sign-on using Sterling Secure Proxy (SSP), Sterling External Authentication (SEAS) with Sterling Integrator (SBI). 

Sterling Secure Proxy is used as a proxy server with Sterling File Gateway (SFG) and other applications that support a single sign-on connection. SSP allows any incoming user to authenticate and access Sterling File gateway using specific protocols that support Single sign-on (SSO) requests. 

To enable Single Sign-on, you must first configure a Sterling Secure Proxy Login Portal page and Sterling External Authentication Server to generate SSO tokens. 

By default, Sterling External Authentication Server uses Open SAML to create and manage SSO tokens. However, it is possible to customize your environment to use a third-party application to generate tokens. 

When using and enabling Single Sign-On for B2Bi Sterling Integrator, there are a number of implementation scenarios available, for a complete list of implementation scenarios available for Single Sign-On, please visit the knowledge center.