8.8 Configuring NetStorage with iChain

If you are configuring NetStorage to run behind a Novell iChain server (fronting NetStorage with iChain), there are some configuration changes required in order for NetStorage to function properly. These configuration changes include enabling cookieless authentication and editing the logout.html.utf8 file.

8.8.1 Enabling Cookieless Authentication

  1. Start your browser (Internet Explorer 5 or later, Mozilla, etc.) and specify the URL for iManager.

    The URL is http://server_ip_address/nps/imanager.html. Replace server_ip_address with the IP address or DNS name of the Linux server running NetStorage or the IP address for Apache-based services.

  2. Enter your username and password.

  3. In the left column, click File Access, then click NetStorage Options.

  4. Set the value for the Cookieless option to 1.

    The Cookieless option can be turned either on or off. With the value set to 0, cookieless authentication is turned off (the default). Cookieless authentication can be turned on by setting the value to 1.

    If cookieless authentication is turned on, you must close all browser instances to log out.

8.8.2 Editing the Logout.html.utf8 file

The logout.html.utf8 file is located in the /opt/novell/netstorage/webapp directory on the Linux server where NetStorage is installed. Edit the file and replace <iChainDNS> with the DNS name of the iChain server. To enable iChain logout, some lines must be uncommented and others must be removed. There are instructions in the file on which lines to remove and uncomment.