Manage connection setup

Credentials are used to provide secure, two-way communication between the Integration Bridge and ALM Octane or ALM.

Endpoint Credentials Manager

On Windows, or on a Linux computer that supports GUI, the Endpoint Credentials Manager application opens automatically after installing the Integration Bridge. This application is used to manage ALM credentials.

Note:  

You must set ALM credentials before synchronizing entities between ALM Octane and ALM, and modify them later on if these credentials change.

If the Endpoint Credentials Manager application does not open automatically, or if you need to modify credentials again later:

On Windows: The Endpoint Credentials Manager application is installed together with the Integration Bridge. Locate the application in Windows and run it manually.

On Linux: Navigate to the <Bridge_installation_directory>/product/util/opb directory.

  • If your system supports GUI, run the following script to open the application manually: credentials_mng_ui.sh
  • Otherwise, run the following script to modify the credentials using the console: credentials_mng_console.sh

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Set ALM credentials (Endpoint Credentials Manager)

On Windows: Perform this procedure as a user with permissions to run the Integration Bridge.
On Linux: Perform this procedure as a root user, or as the user who installed the Integration Bridge.

If you are working on a Linux machine that does not support GUI, set the ALM credentials using the Command Line Interface (CLI).

  1. On the Integration Bridge machine, open the Endpoint Credentials Manager application as described above.
  2. Click New to create a set of credentials.

  3. Enter the credentials on the right, and then click Save .

    Field Description
    Display name The name used to identify this particular credentials record when configuring a link in ALM Octane.
    User The name of the user connecting to ALM.
    Password The password used to connect to ALM.
    Confirm password Enter the password a second time to confirm it.

Credentials are encrypted and stored on your system in the credentialsStore.xml and bridgeCredentialStore.xml files, located in the <Bridge_installation_directory>\product\conf folder. (On a Linux system, reverse the slashes in the path.)

  • To update a credential record, select it and make your changes on the right. Then click Save.
  • To delete a credential record, select it, and click Delete.

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Connecting to ALM using SiteMinder single sign-on (SSO)

If the Integration Bridge needs to connect to ALM using SiteMinder single sign-on (SSO):

  • Configure SiteMinder to support basic authentication.

  • You may need to change the CSSChecking parameter in the SiteMinder settings to allow the characters >, <, and ' in URLs. Otherwise, SiteMinder may reject communication messages sent by ALM Octane Synchronizer and synchronizations may fail.

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Set/modify ALM credentials and proxy

You can also set or modify ALM credentials using the CLI.

By default, the connection between the Integration Bridge and ALM is not authenticated by proxy. To configure a proxy, see Configure a proxy for ALM connections.

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Modify ALM Octane credentials and proxy

The ALM Octane credentials are set by default.

Modify these credentials if they change from the values defined when you first downloaded the Integration Bridge. For details, see:

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See also: Integration Bridge security.