(Optional) Configure Kerberos authentication on the IXIASOFT CCMS Web Server

If IXIASOFT TEXTML Server uses Kerberos authentication, you must configure Kerberos authentication on the IXIASOFT CCMS Web Server by replacing the template of the krb5.ini Kerberos configuration file in the installation package with the one configured for your deployment.

For more information on enabling use Kerberos security, see Installing and Configuring IXIASOFT TEXTML Server for IXIASOFT CCMS.
  1. In the location where you extracted the installation package, locate the krb5.ini file, which is provided as a template or placeholder for your Kerberos configuration file.
  2. Replace the krb5.ini template with a copy of your krb5.ini file used for the other IXIASOFT CCMS components in your deployment or edit the template as required.
    This file specifies the Kerberos configuration used for authentication. Configure it as follows:
    • realm: Kerberos realm name. This is the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of your Active Directory Windows domain. The domain name is case-sensitive so take note of what is in uppercase or lowercase in the example of the krb5.ini Kerberos configuration file. Replace the lowercase acme.local with your domain name in lowercase and the uppercase ACME.LOCAL with your domain name in uppercase.
    • kdc: Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC) host name and port (Windows domain controller).
    For example:
       .acme.local = ACME.LOCAL
       acme.local = ACME.LOCAL
       acme = ACME.LOCAL
       default_realm = ACME.LOCAL
       dns_lookup_kdc = true
       dns_lookup_realm = true
       ACME.LOCAL = {
       kdc = dc1.acme.local
       kdc = dc2.acme.local
       admin_server = dc1.acme.local
       default_domain = ACME.LOCAL       
When you run the installation script, the krb5.ini file is automatically installed in %TomcatDir%\conf where %TomcatDir% is the location where the Apache Tomcat server was installed; for example, c:\Ixiasoft\cmsweb\apache-tomcat-9.0.43 for Windows, or /opt/ixiasoft/cmsweb/apache-tomcat-9.0.43 for Linux.