Today’s enterprise environment where multiple user interfacing subsystems are exposed through composite interface solutions like portals, creates the need for integrating these subsystems with existing authentication and authorization services. The approach described here can be applied to integrate BPM solution, e.g. Lombardi with a Centralized Authentication Service (CAS) provided that the CAS architecture supports token issuance and validation. This solution will address the authentication aspect of the Lombardi integration with the existing application infrastructure.
This Single Sign On solution addresses a scenario where an existing User Interfacing Portal requests a CAS for authentication and CAS responds back with a Token if User is authenticated, the token is passed to other distributed subsystems which validate the CAS token at their respective tier. This approach can be applied to integrate integrating Lombardi external activities or coaches with an existing portal presence.
The implementation of this Single Sign On approach involves the following significant implementation steps:
This approach will support the coexistence of Lombardi processes that are exposed using Lombardi’s internal Portal and its external activities/coaches that are integrated with external portals. Do follow Princeton Blue on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & Google+ to get updates about BPM and related technologies.