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About Installing LDAP Client Software
You must install the IBM LDAP Client and IBM GSKit software if you implement LDAP security adapter authentication. The IBM LDAP Client allows Siebel Business Applications to authenticate against supported LDAP directory servers, when used with the LDAP security adapter. The IBM GSKit, optionally installed with IBM LDAP Client, enables Siebel Business Applications to communicate with supported LDAP directory servers over SSL.
Consider the following requirements for the IBM LDAP Client installation into a Siebel environment:
- The IBM LDAP Client must be installed on each Siebel Server computer for which LDAP authentication is to be supported using the LDAP security adapter. The IBM LDAP Client software can be installed either before or after you install the Siebel Server.
- For Siebel Developer Web Client deployments for which LDAP authentication is to be supported, the IBM LDAP Client must be installed on each local client computer. The IBM LDAP Client software can be installed either before or after you install the Siebel Developer Web Client.
- The IBM GSKit must be installed if you are supporting SSL. The IBM GSKit is a utility you use to generate Certificate Management Services (CMS) key databases which are required for Siebel Business Applications to communicate with LDAP directory servers over SSL. IBM GSKit can be installed on any computer using a supported operating system. If you require this module, you only have to install it once for each deployment.
The IBM LDAP Client and GSKit software are available from the Siebel network image directory. For information about creating a Siebel network image directory, see the Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using. For information about supported version numbers for the IBM LDAP Client and GSKit software, see Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network. Also see your vendor documentation.