Attachmate Verastream Bridge Integrator Guide


Configuring for Client Authentication

By default, connections with the host are not secure in the Designer and credentials are not sent to the host (since username and passwords are passed as plain text). Host connections configured for client authentication will not work in this case.

If you need
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A connection that authenticates the client Secure the connection.

By default, when using a secure connection, credentials (username and password) are always sent to the host via the HTTP authorization header (using the basic authentication method). See Secure Host Communications to learn how to configure a secure connection.

To use client authentication with a non-secure connection
(not recommended)
Add a system property to the config.ini file. This file is located in the configuration subfolder where the Bridge Designer is installed.

  1. Using a text editor, open config.ini.
  2. Add the line: com.attachmate.cicsbridge.includecredentials=true. Save the file.
Warning Credentials included in a non-secure connection are not secure. Use with caution.

Java clients

You configure the Java client for client authentication in the same way. See the Javadocs for more information.

.NET clients

The .NET client can be configured for client authentication, using a system environment variable. See the .NET client documentation for details.

Related Topics
Bullet Securing Host Communications
Bullet Protecting Sensitive Data
Bullet QACOM for the .NET Environment (PDF format)