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Post of the Week: Two-Factor Auth and SSO with BIG-IP

In this Lightboard Post of the Week, I answer a question about 2FA and SSO with AD/RSA on BIG-IP by creating a SSO Credential Mapping policy agent in the Visual Policy Editor, that takes the username and password from the logon page, and maps them... Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
3 Reviews

VDI Gateway Federation with BIG-IP

Today let’s look at how F5 BIGIP APM can consolidate, secure and federate all the core VDI gateways technology. For instance, if an organization decides move from one VDI technology to another or if you’re consolidating VDI technologies, BIG-IP... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Legacy Application SSO with BIG-IP and Okta

IT organizations have a simple goal: make it easy for workers to access all their work applications from any device. But that simple goal becomes complicated when new apps and old, legacy applications do not authenticate in the same way. Today... Read more
1 Review

Shared Authentication Domains on BIG-IP APM

How to share an APM session across multiple access profiles. A common question for someone new to BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (APM) is how do I configure BIG-IP APM so the user only logs in once. By default, BIG-IP APM requires authentication for... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: SSO to Legacy Web Applications

IT organizations have a simple goal: make it easy for workers to access all their work applications from any device. But that simple goal becomes complicated when new apps and old, legacy applications do not authenticate in the same way. In this... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Q/A with Yann Desmarest - DevCentral's Featured Member for July

Yann Desmarest is the Innovation Center Manager at e-Xpert Solutions SA and one of DevCentral’s top contributors. e-Xpert Solutions SA is a F5 Gold Partner, Unity Partner Support and a Guardian Partner. Yann has been a BIG-IP administrator for 6... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

US FEDERAL: Enabling Kerberos for Smartcard Authentication to Apache.

The following provides guidance on the configuration of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager and Access Policy Manager in support of Apache Web Server Smartcard / Kerberos access using Active Directory as the Key Distribution Center.  This content is... Read more
2 Reviews

APM Cookbook: Single Sign On (SSO) using Kerberos

To get the APM Cookbook series moving along, I’ve decided to help out by documenting the common APM solutions I help customers and partners with on a regular basis. Kerberos SSO is nothing new, but seems to stump people who have never used... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
17 Reviews

Tech Fractals: Technology Trends and Integration

#IDAM #Cloud #SSO Patterns repeat. Anything else is irrational. First, the paragraph that spawned this post: The increasing use of cloud-based services is driving the need for better and more interactive single sign-on (SSO) and federated... Read more
0 Reviews

SharePoint Conference 2012: Secure Remote Access & SSO with BIG-IP APM

I catch Greg Coward, F5 Solution Engineer, to show how to configure BIG-IP APM to provide Secure Remote Access and SSO to #SharePoint. Yesterday we configured SharePoint with a F5 iApp and today we’re adding secure remote access to the deployment.... Read more
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“Apples to Apples” Comparing an APM Deployment to TMG

Okay, okay, I drank the Kool-aid.  I’m a big fan of Access Policy Manager, (APM) and, full disclosure, an F5 employee.  With that said, being a “Windows guy” and coming from a background of working with Threat Management Gateway, (TMG) I... Read more
1 Review

To Pre-authenticate or Not to Pre-authenticate

I’m bouncing around in the friendly skies, (turbulence sucks!) on my way back from the Microsoft Exchange conference and one question keeps rolling around in my head; how important is pre-authentication?  Granted, it may not be a very... Read more
0 Reviews

Big-IP and ADFS Part 4 – “What about Single Sign-Out?”

Why stop at 3 when you can go to 4? Over the past few posts on this ever-expanding topic, we’ve discussed using ADFS to provide single sign-on access to Office 365. But what about single sign-out? A customer turned me onto Tristan Watkins’ blog... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

In 5 Minutes or Less Video - BIG-IP APM & Citrix XenApp

Watch how F5 customers can now simply use BIG-IP Access Policy Manager or BIG-IP Edge Gateway to consolidate access control in a central location, keeping infrastructure administration concerns to a minimum. With BIG-IP solutions, customers enjoy... Read more
0 Reviews

Oracle OpenWorld2010 - F5 Oracle Application Ready Solutions

I visit with one of my favorite F5 Solutions Engineer, Chris Akker as he whiteboards some of the F5 Application Ready Solutions for Oracle. Read more
0 Reviews

F5's BIG-IP with Oracle® Access Manager to enhance SSO and Access Control

Learn how F5's BIG-IP LTM/APM helps in conjunction with Oracle Access Manager centralizing web application authentication and authorization services, streamline access management, and reduce infrastructure costs Watch how BIG-IP APM can reduce... Read more
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Windows Shopping

I’m really not one of those vocal Operating System lover/haters. My dad worked at IBM for 30 years and so I grew up with computers and even took a PC Jr. with a whopping 128k of RAM and a color (what we called color) monitor with me to college in... Read more
0 Reviews

F5’s BIG-IP system with Oracle Access Manager

Honestly, this was not timed and I actually had a different topic to discuss for #15 of 26 Short Topics but this cool news today.  F5 and Oracle have announced plans to unify access management for web applications.  Press release can be... Read more
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Is OpenID too open?

One password to fool them all One password to find them One password to steal them all and in the ether become them [with many apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien] For y... Read more
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