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Workspace Cloud Pak for Data
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 12, 2024

SSO for REST API with Windows Active Directory accounts

We have automated work that would create/run Project and Deployment jobs. 
The automation is running using Windows Active Directory accounts but current the only way for the accounts to interact with REST API is to use the actual Username+Password or to log into CPD, get the API Key through UI and use the Username+APIKey to get the Bearer token

We would like an SSO option for those accounts to retrieve the Bearer token. Everything else with using the REST API likely would work the same.

Kerberos SSO would be a known working option that other services use and we would have immediate option to implement it. Other SSO options can be suggested and it's possible to investigate if we can use them.

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  • Guest
    Jul 8, 2024

    All I can see is that both username and password has to be provided, once password has to be provided that is no longer a SSO solution.

    As an example, with Kerberos SSO, application generates a token on the users computer that it uses to authenticate to the system. No password needed for the login.

  • Admin
    Malcolm Singh
    Jul 5, 2024

    Hi Martin, It is possible to get the token using an API using the Cloud Pak for Data Platform APIs.