IBM Tivoli Access Manager for E-Business: Tracing HTTP Connections

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Executive Summary

Problems related to Tivoli Access Manager for e-business often require tracing of HTTP connections. In this paper the will learn how to obtain such traces, and how to interpret them. This paper will help implementors and system administrators who need to solve problems with WebSEAL. WebSEAL is an HTTP proxy that receives an HTTP connection from a browser. If an action is authorized, WebSEAL opens a separate HTTP connection to the back-end server. WebSEAL does not just transfer the information from one connection to the other. It also modifies the URL to interpret junctions. It adds information to the HTTP header for the back-end connection and cookies for the front-end connection.

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