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IBM Rational Application Developer V6 Portlet Application Development and Portal Tools by Ryan Wilson, Gianfranco Rutigliano, George Kroner, Belen Gonzalez, Karla Galvan, Cristiano Cesario, Juan R. Rodriguez

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20.1. Overview

When integrating different back-end systems, portlets often need to provide some type of authentication to access these back-end systems. WebSphere Portal provides the use of a Credential Vault to store and retrieve user credentials. By using Credential Vault portlets, you can provide a single sign-on experience to the user, hiding the login challenge from the user.

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand the value of Credential Vault for portlet development

  • Identify the different components of Credential Vault

20.1.1. Credentials

Portlets running on WebSphere Portal may need to access remote applications that require some form of authentication by using appropriate credentials. Examples of credentials are ...

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