Active Directory SSO Support from Quest Software

Adobe offers Active Directory Single Sign On in LiveCycle Policy Server, including support for smartcard authentication.

As announced by Quest Software, Adobe utilizes Quest’s Vintela Single Sign-on for Java to provide native authentication of Java and J2EE applications and services with Active Directory.

This technology is currently shipping in Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server providing users with cross-platform access to Active Directory and single-sign-on. When a user is logged into their Windows desktop, they do not need to log in again to view a Policy Server protected document. The kerberos authentication information from the operating system is passed through Adobe’s desktop applications (e.g. Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, and other native Rights Management plug-ins) to the Policy Server. If the user logged in using a smartcard to authenticate to their desktop, that credential can also used by Policy Server as a single sign on token.