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Status Not under consideration
Components Security
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 20, 2023

Add MFA to all FTM check application processes.

MFA should be an option to be enabled for UI access, server and db access and any application process that enables login.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)
  • Admin
    Craig Rector
    Jan 8, 2024


    IBM Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) does not provide any "authentication" capabilties and relies on Third Party solutions to perform any/alll "authentication". The model is that FTM will integrate with third party authentication services such as LDAP, Active Directory, Tivoli WebSeal, etc. to perform the auhtentication of a user, and then map that authenticated user to a "role" (Group) in FTM for proper "authorization & entitlements". Multi-Factor Authentication is not in scope for the FTM portfolio.

    Today, FTM leverages Websphere to accomplish the integration with third party authentication services. In 2024, the intent is to switch to the new modern UI, which will leverage an OIDC intetration rather than the previous WAS model for this type of integration.

    Based on this, the requested capability of this Idea is not in plan for the FTM portfolio.