Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. What Is Red Hat Single Sign-On?

Red Hat Single Sign-On (RH-SSO) is an integrated sign-on solution available as a Red Hat JBoss Middleware for OpenShift containerized image. The Red Hat Single Sign-On for OpenShift image provides an authentication server for users to centrally log in, log out, register, and manage user accounts for web applications, mobile applications, and RESTful web services.

Red Hat offers multiple OpenShift application templates utilizing the RH-SSO for OpenShift image.

For RH-SSO 7.2:

  • sso72-https: RH-SSO 7.2 backed by internal H2 database on the same pod.
  • sso72-mysql: RH-SSO 7.2 backed by ephemeral MySQL database on a separate pod.
  • sso72-mysql-persistent: RH-SSO 7.2 backed by persistent MySQL database on a separate pod.
  • sso72-postgresql: RH-SSO 7.2 backed by ephemeral PostgreSQL database on a separate pod.
  • sso72-postgresql-persistent: RH-SSO 7.2 backed by persistent PostgreSQL database on a separate pod.

For RH-SSO 7.1:

  • sso71-https: RH-SSO 7.1 backed by internal H2 database on the same pod.
  • sso71-mysql: RH-SSO 7.1 backed by ephemeral MySQL database on a separate pod.
  • sso71-mysql-persistent: RH-SSO 7.1 backed by persistent MySQL database on a separate pod.
  • sso71-postgresql: RH-SSO 7.1 backed by ephemeral PostgreSQL database on a separate pod.
  • sso71-postgresql-persistent: RH-SSO 7.1 backed by persistent PostgreSQL database on a separate pod.

Other templates that integrate with RH-SSO are also available:

  • eap64-sso-s2i: RH-SSO-enabled Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.
  • eap70-sso-s2i: RH-SSO-enabled Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0.
  • eap71-sso-s2i: RH-SSO enabled Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.1.
  • datavirt63-secure-s2i: RH-SSO-enabled Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization 6.3.

These templates contain environment variables specific to RH-SSO that enable automatic RH-SSO client registration when deployed.

See Automatic and Manual RH-SSO Client Registration Methods for more information.