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13 May 2019

F5 BIG-IP APM - Portal Access & Webtops



The last two weeks have been a little bit stressful but at the same time very rewarding. Firstly, I’ve had to make ready lots of F5 labs and slides because I’ve been the teacher of a F5 training. Secondly, it’s very rewarding because I’ve also learnt a lot thanks to the students’ questions. Actually, the first course week has been about F5 BIG-IP LTM Fundamentals while the second week has been about, three days of F5 BIG-IP LTM Advanced and two days of F5 BIG-IP APM.

We’ve talked about new technologies such as HTTP/2 and HSTS which could be interesting for new application deployments. We’ve also been speaking about advanced TCP options such as Multipath TCP, SACK, Long Fat Networks and the Nagle’s Algorithm. All of these concepts were new for students. They didn’t know anything about it. However, F5 BIG-IP has able to deliver applications with these TCP options. What’s more, F5 BIG-IP APM has able to deliver Access Portals with Single Sign-On (SSO) which is very useful for organizations who wants an unique web portal to access all internal applications with the same credentials. An access portal with SSO for applications is like Google does with all the applications.

Google Single Sign-On for Gmail Applications

I wrote about throw away your firewalls two summers ago when I read Google has an Access Portal with SSO for employees where they can work from Internet as they were inside the Google building. Therefore, we can watch in the next video how to configure an Access Portal, which can be configured along with SSO Authentication, where there are Webtops to access internal applications. F5 BIG-IP APM allows organizations to have an unique Access Portal with SSO Authentication to access all internal and external applications.


I hope this video is useful for you. I've learnt a lot!! Keep learning my friends!

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