When the Access Portal Service handles a credential change for any application that is a member of the sharing group, it automatically applies the credential change to all other group members. Any number or combination of applications can share a single credential. You can also designate a key field; that is, a field that the Access Portal Service uses when updating shared credentials, changing credentials only for accounts with the same key value.
Applications will share credentials only for their initial deployment unless you enable credential sharing groups.
the Access Portal Service provides flexibility and granularity for you to control how credential sharing groups work.
You can configure the following options:
Sharing any or all fields for a group of applications:
Pre-filling all shared fields when a user first encounters an application in a sharing group, thus requiring the user to enter information only for fields that are not shared by the group.
Automatically creating an account when a user encounters an application for which all credentials are pre-determined.
Designating a key field; that is, a field that the Administrative Console uses when updating shared credentials, changing credentials only for accounts with the same key value.
The next sections describe how to create new groups or edit existing ones. After you create a group, the process for configuring it is the same as editing an existing one.
You can search for a credential sharing group by entering a name or partial string.
Figure 54-5 Credential Sharing Groups tab
You can create a new credential sharing group.
If the user wants to create an account that is not constrained by the key field, that account must have a new key field to avoid updating all existing accounts.
Choose one of the following from the dropdown:
This field is available only if Key credential within group is set to None.
Figure 54-6 New Credential Sharing Group Page
You can add applications to a group during creation of the group or at any time thereafter.
To add applications in credential sharing groups:
Figure 54-7 Add Applications Dialog
If you select an application that is already a member of another group, it will no longer be part of that group.