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  1. Preface
  2. Part 1: Installation Getting Started
  3. Part 2: Before You Install the Services
  4. Part 3: Run the Services Installer
  5. Part 4: After You Install the Services
  6. Part 5: Informatica Client Installation
  7. Part 6: Uninstallation
  8. Appendix A: Starting and Stopping Informatica Services
  9. Appendix B: Connecting to Databases from UNIX or Linux
  10. Appendix C: Connecting to Databases from Windows
  11. Appendix D: Updating the DynamicSections Parameter of a DB2 Database

Installation for PowerCenter and Data Quality

Installation for PowerCenter and Data Quality

Generate the Service Principal and Keytab File Name Format

Generate the Service Principal and Keytab File Name Format

If you run the Informatica domain with Kerberos authentication, you must associate Kerberos service principal names (SPN) and keytab files with the nodes and processes in the Informatica domain. Informatica requires keytab files to authenticate services without requests for passwords.
Based on the security requirements for the domain, you can set the service principal level to one of the following levels:
Node Level
If the domain is used for testing or development and does not require a high level of security, you can set the service principal at the node level. You can use one SPN and keytab file for the node and all the service processes on the node. You must also set up a separate SPN and keytab file for the HTTP processes on node.
Process Level
If the domain is used for production and requires a high level of security, you can set the service principal at the process level. Create a unique SPN and keytab file for each node and each process on the node. You must also set up a separate SPN and keytab file for the HTTP processes on node.
The Informatica domain requires the service principal and keytab file names to follow a specific format. To ensure that you follow the correct format for the service principal and keytab file names, use the Informatica Kerberos SPN Format Generator to generate a list of the service principal and keytab file names in the format required by the Informatica domain.
The Informatica Kerberos SPN Format Generator is shipped with the Informatica services installer.