Caché Security Administration Guide
Frequently Asked Questions about Caché Security
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This Question and Answer Set includes the following topics:
  • Troubleshooting
  • Upgrading

  • Troubleshooting
    Question:
    When users attempt to use the Management Portal, they are either prompted to log in as they move among its sections or unexpectedly lack privileges on certain pages or are not allowed to perform certain operations. Why is this and how can I correct it?
    Answer:
    The Caché Management Portal consists of several separate web applications. The main page of the Portal is associated with the /csp/sys application and other pages are associated with various /csp/sys/* applications (such as the security-related content, which is associated with the /csp/sys/sec application). If the applications do not all have a common set of authentication mechanism(s) in use, users going from one Portal page to another may encounter login prompts or sudden shifts in their level of privilege.
    For example, if the /csp/sys application is using password authentication exclusively, while other related Portal applications are using unauthenticated access exclusively, then, as users move from one Portal page to another, they go from unauthenticated access to requiring authentication. Another possible case is this: the /csp/sys application supports only password authentication, the other applications support only unauthenticated access, and UnknownUser has no special privileges; in this case, when users go from the Portal’s main page to its other pages, they may not have sufficient privileges to perform any action.
    To check and configure the authentication mechanism for a web application, select the application from the Web Applications page in the Portal (System Administration > Security > Applications > Web Applications) and, for the displayed application, make selections under Allowed Authentication Methods as appropriate (typically, so that /csp/sys and /csp/sys/* share a common set of authentication mechanisms).
    Upgrading
    These questions address questions for users of Caché 5.0 and previous versions who are considering the security implications of upgrading to Caché 5.1 or more recent versions.
    Question:
    Must I use Caché security?
    Answer:
    Yes. Security in Caché is always enabled. However, you can configure an instance’s security to mimic the openness of an older system and to support legacy systems without any visible effects.
    Question:
    What do I need to be aware of when upgrading to the Caché security in version 5.1 or later?
    Answer:
    The following items require attention when upgrading:
    Question:
    What operational aspects of Caché security (5.1 or later) differ from previous versions of Caché?
    Answer:
    An instance of Caché 5.1 or later operates slightly differently from prior versions of Caché. Differences include: