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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Security
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 14, 2022

IBM i SSO authentication against Azure Global AD

Actually, a valid Network Authentication service and EIM configuration permits to use SSO on IBM i through different Windows AD realms for the users to authenticate to the IBM i using their windows usernames.

New times requires new technologies for the same authentication method and it's neccesary to update the ways it can be implemented and used.

It will be great to improve the SSO on the IBM i allowing the users to use SSO on IBM i through Azure Global AD.


Use Case:

The user logged on its laptop with the AD windows username, opens 5250 emulator and without entering new credentials, are automatically logged on the ibm i with its user configured on the EIM relationship.

Now, some companies need to use the Azure Global AD as a valid method to authenticate and use the SSO on IBM i.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 9, 2022
    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2022

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Mar 15, 2022

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Security
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client