Monthly Archives: March 2011

Configure SSO between different servers/cells

Pre-request for SSO config: 1. The servers/cells use the same LDAP directory for authentication. 2. The servers/cells specify the same domain name (for example, .example.com) for all the single sign-on hosts. 3. The cells/servers time must be synchronized and they … Continue reading

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Decrypt LTPA cookie

1. Download the java files Base64.java and LtpaUtils.java from the 1st link given in under Reference. 2. Export the LTPA key. 3. Copy 3DESKey from exported key and paste it into LtpaUtils.java 4. Remove “” backslah character from it. 5. … Continue reading

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Decode/Decrypt WebSphere J2C authentication passwords using WebSphere PasswordDecoder utility

1.┬áSearch the tag “<authDataEntries” and corresponding XORed encoded password in the file /wp_profile/config/cells/node1/security.xml 2. Change directory to C:/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/lib 3. Run the command: C:/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/java/bin/java -cp ffdc.jar;bootstrap.jar;emf.jar;securityimpl.jar;iwsorb.jar;ras.jar;wsexception.jar com.ibm.ws.security.util.PasswordDecoder {xor}LDo8LTor Note: The above cmd must be run in WAS 6 and it can … Continue reading

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