You can set up secure communication between the VDS components and secure user authentication only if the Informatica domain is secure and uses secure network authentication to authenticate users.
When you install VDS, the installer checks the type of network authentication that is enabled for the Informatica domain. Depending on the type of network authentication that is enabled, the installer displays additional screens where you can specify the security configuration.
VDS can have one of the following security options configured:
SSL certificates. VDS uses the SSL certificates that Informatica provides to secure the domain.
Kerberos network authentication. Configure VDS to use Kerberos network authentication if the Informatica domain uses Kerberos network authentication. You can also configure Kerberos authentication between the Administrator Daemon and the Administrator tool when the Informatica domain uses SSL certificates to secure the domain. In this scenario, the Informatica domain need not use Kerberos network authentication.
You can configure security in VDS only if you have configured security for the Informatica domain and the Administrator tool.
For more information about Informatica domain security, see the
Informatica Security Guide