Single Sign-on Mode

In the SSO mode configuration, Web requests are authenticated before being passed to PPM, bypassing the PPM logon page. To enable SSO mode, the SiteMinder Web Agent must be plugged into any third-party Web server software that PPM supports, and be configured to communicate with a SiteMinder Policy Server. The SiteMinder Web Agent intercepts Web requests and checks with the Policy Server to ensure they are authenticated before passing them to PPM.

Note that you cannot use SiteMinder to manage PPM application-level authorization for controlling access to various screens and functions. Application-level authorization is controlled by the PPM security model using security groups, access grants, product licensing, and so on. Therefore, user accounts must exist in both PPM and the SiteMinder Policy Server, but PPM does not have to maintain the associated passwords.