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Quick Guide to Installing and Configuring Novell ICS and iChain 1.5

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By Scott Messick

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Posted: 2 Mar 2001
 

Don't miss this new AppNote from Novell Consulting's Scott Messick. It covers the initial configuration needed to remotely manage the iChain ICS appliance from a web browser, and then provides a walk-through for activating much of iChain ICS' core functionality.

Introduction

iChain is a set of components for building an electronic business infrastructure. iChain is comprised of the iChain Internet Caching System, iChain Authorization Server, iChain Community Services (running on NetWare Enterprise Web Server), NDS eDirectory 8.5, Public Key Infrastructure Services, the iChain ICS Browser-Based Administration Utility, and iChain Snap-Ins for ConsoleOne.

A key component of the iChain infrastructure is the iChain Internet caching 1.5 server. This component is a specialized and customized release of the Novell Internet Caching System (ICS) 1.3 server. The iChain Internet caching server becomes the primary access point for all users into the infrastructure. To access the Internet services on your network, users must log in through the iChain Internet caching server and authenticate to the iChain authorization server. The iChain Internet caching server communicates with the authorization server to determine access privileges and community membership. All iChain authentications, access privileges and community membership information is stored in NDS. The iChain Internet caching server uses LDAP to access this information. It then enforces the access control policies and serves up a customized interface for the user based on community membership.

The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the initial configuration needed to remotely manage the iChain ICS appliance from a web browser, and then provide a walk through for activating much of iChain ICS' core functionality.

See the AppNote.


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