Sun OpenSSO Enterprise Policy Agent 3.0 Guide for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0

Pre-Installation Tasks for the IIS 6.0 Agent

Meeting the Requirements for the IIS 6.0 Agent

Before you install the IIS 6.0 agent, your deployment must meet these requirements:

Downloading and Unzipping the IIS 6.0 Agent Distribution File

ProcedureTo Download and Unzip the IIS 6.0 Agent Distribution File

  1. Login into the server where you want to install the agent.

  2. Create a directory to unzip the agent distribution file.

  3. Download and unzip the agent distribution file, depending on your platform:


    Distribution File 

    Windows 2003 Server, 32-bit systems

    Windows 2003 Server, 64-bit systems

    These distribution files are available from the following sites:

    The following table shows the files and directories after you unzip the agent distribution file. These files are in the following directory:


    where AgentHome is where you unzipped the agent distribution file. For example: C:\Agents\web_agents\iis6_agent

    File or Directory 


    README and license.txt

    Readme and license files 


    • IIS6CreateConfig.vbs and IIS6Admin.vbs scripts

    • IIS6Resource.en resource file (English version)

    • certutil.exe and cryptit.exe utilities

    • dll and other supporting files


    Template and properties files 

Creating an Agent Profile

The IIS 6.0 agent uses an agent profile to communicate with OpenSSO Enterprise server.

To create an agent profile use either of these methods:

ProcedureTo Create an Agent Profile in the OpenSSO Enterprise Console

  1. Login into the OpenSSO Enterprise Administration Console as amadmin.

  2. Click Access Control, realm-name, Agents, and Web.

  3. Under Agent, click New.

  4. In the Name field, enter the name for the new agent profile. For Example: IIS6AgentProfile

  5. Enter and confirm the Password.

  6. In the Configuration field, check the location where the agent configuration properties are stored:

    • Local: In the file on the server where the agent is installed.

    • Centralized (default): In the OpenSSO Enterprise server central configuration data repository.

  7. In the Server URL field, enter the OpenSSO Enterprise server URL.

    For example:

  8. In the Agent URL field, enter the URL for the agent.

    For example:

  9. Click Create.

    The console creates the agent profile and displays the Web agent page again with a link to the new agent profile.

    To do additional configuration for the agent, click the specific link to display the Edit agent page. For information about the agent configuration fields, see the Console online Help.

    If you prefer, you can also use the ssoadm command-line utility to edit the agent profile. For more information, see the Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Administration Reference.

Creating a Password File

A password file is an ASCII text file with only one line specifying a password in clear text. By using a password file, you are not forced to expose a password at the command line.

When you create the IIS 6.0 agent configuration file using the IIS6CreateConfig.vbs script, you will be prompted to specify the path to the IIS 6.0 agent profile password file.

If you plan to use the ssoadm utility to manage the IIS 6.0 agent, you will also need a password file to store the password for the agent administrator (which can be amadmin, if you prefer).

ProcedureTo Create a Password File

  1. Create an ASCII text file for the password file. For example, for an agent profile: C:\tmp\IIS6Agentpw.txt

  2. Using a text editor, enter the appropriate password in clear text on the first line of the password file.

  3. Secure the password file appropriately, depending on the requirements for your deployment.

Creating an Agent Administrator (Optional)

Creating an agent administrator is optional. An agent administrator can manage agents in OpenSSO Enterprise, using either the OpenSSO Enterprise Console or by executing the ssoadm utility.

ProcedureTo Create an Agent Administrator in the OpenSSO Console

  1. Login to OpenSSO Enterprise Console as amadmin.

  2. Create a new agents administrator group:

    1. Click Access Control, realm-name, Subjects, and then Group.

    2. Click New.

    3. In ID, enter the name of the group. For example: AgentAdministrators

    4. Click OK.

  3. Create a new agent administrator user and add the agent administrator user to the agents administrator group:

    1. Click Access Control, realm-name, Subjects, and then User.

    2. Click New and provide the following values:

      • ID: Name of the agent administrator. For example: AgentAdmin

        This is the name you will use to login to the OpenSSO Enterprise Console .

      • First Name (optional), Last Name, and Full Name.

        For simplicity, use the same name for each of these values that you specified in the previous step for ID.

      • Password (and confirmation)

      • User Status: Active

    3. Click OK.

    4. Click the new agent administrator name.

    5. On the Edit User page, click Group.

    6. Add the agents administrator group from Available to Selected.

    7. Click Save.

  4. Assign read and write access to the agents administrator group:

    1. Click Access Control, realm-name, Privileges and then on the new agents administrator group link.

    2. Check Read and write access to all configured Agents.

    3. Click Save.

Next Steps

Login into the OpenSSO Enterprise Console as the new agent administrator. The only available top-level tab is Access Control. Under realm-name, you will see only the Agents tab and sub tabs.