Category Archives: Password Management

Recently a customer told me that some of their users access the IBM i internally with iPads through the Safari browser talking to the Apache Web server.  Even though the Web server application is configured to accept Kerberos, the iPad … Continue reading

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Q:  Do single sign on and SSO stat! only work between Microsoft Windows and IBM i? A:  Absolutely not! You can implement SSO for applications across nearly any combination of platforms.

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Believe it or not, some commonly-accepted password best practices are probably counter-productive for security in the real world.

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The other day I was thinking about how I miss David Lettermen’s “Stupid Human” and “Stupid Pet Tricks” segments. Then I got to thinking about some of the bad security habits I continue to run into at IT shops. It … Continue reading

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Each time you add a new user service to your computing environment, the password burden on your organization grows exponentially. Kerberos greatly simplifies password management, but understanding it is anything but simple. Most people find themselves dragged into depths of … Continue reading

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Recently I wrote an article called Practical Uses for Enterprise Identity Mapping that appeared in IBM Systems Magazine’s AIX Extra online newsletter. It described ways to use EIM to solve problems unrelated to Single Sign-On (SSO). More recently, I discovered … Continue reading

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