This F5 deployment guide shows how to configure the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and BIG-IP Application Acceleration Manager (AAM) with IBM Security Access Manager, specifically for SSL offload, load balancing, acceleration, and security of the WebSEAL component.
When deploying IBM Identity Management, WebSEAL is a critical component of the deployment and should be designed with a high availability architecture. WebSEAL communicates with the Secure Access Manager Policy Server and provides web proxy functionality. The BIG-IP system configuration for WebSEAL is primarily focused on SSL offload, load balancing, acceleration, and security.
Deploying the BIG-IP system in front of WebSEAL completes the highly available, secure, manageable and fast architecture required by any enterprise or business.
Using BIG-IP with SAM brings a host of benefits that complement WebSEAL's functionality.
The following simple configuration example shows the BIG-IP system with LTM and AAM modules in front of a pool of WebSEAL devices.