Web service authentication is the process of verifying the identity of a user or application that is accessing a web service. It is essential to ensure that only authorized users or applications can access the web service and its resources.
The CIC Integration Engine contains an authorization vault, which provides a secure storage location for API keys, tokens, usernames and passwords, headers, and other info used to authorize calls to external Web Services.
Configure in the Admin Console
The Auth Vault setting type can be found in the Admin Console<Settings View. From here you manage and configure server vault entries. You can also define refresh tokens, select different authorization types, as well as update and delete vault entries.
Relation to Endpoints and the CIC Cockpit
The creation of a vault entry automatically creates an Application Endpoint that can be found in the Network > Endpoints page of the CIC Cockpit. Application Endpoints display read-only details that reflect the actual details defined when creating the vault entry.
- Creating a Vault Entry
- Selecting manual authentication
- Selecting OAuth 2.0 authentication
- Selecting Cloud Connector Authentication
- Configuring servers for Local or Remote Vault connections
- Changing the load order and environment name of vaults
- Define a vault entry in a Web Service Consumer object