(Optional) Enable Kerberos security

If your deployment uses Kerberos authentication, you must configure the IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop and include Kerberos security files.

This procedure describes how to create two Kerberos security files: krb5.ini and login.conf.
  • To use Kerberos authentication, TEXTML Server must be running on Windows. The client application can be running on Windows or Linux.

For every Windows packaging directory that must support Kerberos:

  1. Go to the IXIASOFT Download site:
  2. Open the CCMS_Desktop folder, and download eclipse-4.7.3_win32_x86_64_6.3.x.zip file.
  3. Extract and open the file.
    You will find the krb5.ini and login.conf files inside. You can use these files as templates and configure them as described below.
  4. Create the krb5.ini Kerberos configuration file.
    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       
  5. Save this file in the packaging directory; for example:
    C:\ixiasoft-ccms\cms<version for path>\krb5.ini

    Where <version for path> is replaced by the current release version number without using punctuation.

  6. Repeat this procedure for every Windows packaging directory that must support Kerberos.
Note: You also need to configure the TEXTML Server to enable Kerberos authentication. See the Installing and Configuring IXIASOFT TEXTML Server for IXIASOFT CCMS for more information.