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ArcGIS Server 9.1 Identity Server Patch for Solaris/Linux

Summary

This ArcGIS Server 9.1 Patch is aimed at providing a user authentication solution on Solaris/Linux. The patch also contains a tool to export existing Windows local user accounts for use with the Identity Server. With the installation of this patch, there will no longer be a need for a Windows machine to run the RemoteSA service.

Description

Introduction

ArcGIS Server 9.1 presently needs a Windows machine to be a primary domain controller (PDC) for user authentication. This ArcGIS Server 9.1 Patch is aimed at providing a user authentication solution on Solaris/Linux to replace the Windows one. The entity that performs this authentication is called the Identity Server and is self-contained (i.e. it is capable of running independent of the ArcGIS Server). The Identity Server maintains its own user database on disk and authenticates users against this database. In addition to the Solaris/Linux solution, the patch also contains a tool to export existing Windows local user accounts for use with the Identity Server. This tool is particularly useful for existing ArcGIS Server 9.1 installations where a Windows machine running the RemoteSA service is being used with the ArcGIS Server.

Issues Addressed with this Patch

  • CQ00286440 – This Patch adds Solaris/Linux authentication for ArcGIS Server 9.1.

Files Installed in this Patch

  • gis91-identity-server-patch/SetupIdentityServer
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/Readme.txt
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/win32/exportpwd.dll
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/win32/exportpwd.lib
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/win32/samdump.dll
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/win32/exportusers.exe
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/scripts/uninstallIdentityServer
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/scripts/identityadmin
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/scripts/updatesettings
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/config/S98remotesa
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/config/remotesa.config
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/basecrypt.lib
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/libbasecrypt.so
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/libremotesapwd.so
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/remotesa
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/remotesapwd.lib
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/identityadmin
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/libstdc++.so.5
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/uninstallIdentityServer
  • gis91-identity-server-patch/bin/identityadmin.mo

Installing this Patch

System Requirements

The Identity Server Patch can be installed on any Solaris/Linux machine that meets the ArcGIS Server system requirement and to which the ArcGIS Server machines have access. It can provide its authentication services to multiple instances of ArcGIS Server on Linux or Solaris and doesn't have to be installed on the same machine as the ArcGIS Server.

NOTE: For Suse 9 Linux you must also have compat-sles8-1.3-93.3 or higher installed before installing the Identity Server Patch.

Installation Instructions

Download the appropriate tar file for your platform a location on your local system:

  1. Extract the tar file. At the command prompt type:

    % tar -xf gis91-identity-server-patch-<platform>.tar

  2. Navigate to the gis91-identity-server-patch-<platform> directory and follow the installation instructions found in the Readme.txt file to install and setup this Patch.

Patch Updates

Check the Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this Patch will be posted here.