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This topic is part of the manual Genesys Authentication Private Edition Guide for version Current of Genesys Authentication.

Find out what to do before deploying Genesys Authentication.

Download the Helm charts

Genesys Authentication in Genesys Multicloud CX private edition is made up of three containers, one for each of its components:

  • gws-core-auth - Authentication API service
  • gws-ui-auth - Authentication UI service
  • gws-core-environment - Environment API service

The service also includes a Helm chart, which you must deploy to install all three containers for Genesys Authentication:

  • gauth

See Helm charts and containers for Authentication, Login, and SSO for the Helm chart version you must download for your release.

To download the Helm chart, navigate to the gauth folder in the JFrog repository. See Downloading your Genesys Multicloud CX containers for details.

Third-party prerequisites

Install the prerequisite dependencies listed in the Third-party services table before you deploy Genesys Authentication.

Third-party services
Name Version Purpose Notes
PostgreSQL 11.x Relational database.Genesys Authentication supports PostgreSQL 12.x.
Redis 6.x Used for caching. Only distributions of Redis that support Redis cluster mode are supported, however, some services may not support cluster mode.Redis must be in cluster mode.
Consul 1.9.5 - 1.9.x Service discovery, service mesh, and key/value store.
Ingress controller HTTPS ingress controller.
HTTPS certificates - Let's Encrypt Use with cert-manager to provide free rotating TLS certificates for NGINX Ingress Controller. Note: Let's Encrypt is a suite-wide requirement if you choose an Ingress Controller that needs it.
HTTPS certificates - cert-manager Use with Let's Encrypt to provide free rotating TLS certificates for NGINX Ingress Controller.
Load balancer VPC ingress. For NGINX Ingress Controller, a single regional Google external network LB with a static IP and wildcard DNS entry will pass HTTPS traffic to NGINX Ingress Controller which will terminate SSL traffic and will be setup as part of the platform setup.

Storage requirements

Genesys Authentication uses PostgreSQL to store key/value pairs for the Authentication API and Environment API services. It uses Redis to cache data for the Authentication API service.

Network requirements

Ingress

Genesys Authentication supports both internal and external ingress with two ingress objects that are configured with the ingress and internal_ingress settings in the values.yaml file. See Configure Genesys Authentication for details about overriding Helm chart values.

  • ingress - External ingress for UIs and external API clients. External ingress can be public.
  • internal_ingress - Internal ingress for internal API clients. Internal ingress contains an extended list of API endpoints that are not available for external ingress. Internal ingress should not be public.

These ingress objects support TLS mode, which is disabled by default. You can configure TLS for internal and external ingress by overriding the ingress.tls and internal_ingress.tls settings in values.yaml.

For example:

 ingress: 
  enabled: true 
  frontend: gauth.example.com 
  tls: 
    - hosts: 
    - gauth.example.com 
      secretName: gauth-example-com

internal_ingress: 
  enabled: true 
  frontend: gauth.int.example.com 
  tls: 
    - hosts: 
      - gauth.int.example.com 
      secretName: gauth-int-example-com

In the example above:

  • secretName is the name of the Kubernetes secret that contains the certificate. The secret is a prerequisite and must be created before you deploy Genesys Authentication, unless you have Certificate ClusterIssuer installed and configured in Kubernetes Cluster. In this case, the secret is created by ClusterIssuer.
  • hosts is a list of the fully qualified domain names that should use the certificate. The list must be the same as the value configured for ingress.frontend and internal_ingress.frontend.

Cookies

Genesys Authentication components use cookies to identify HTTP/HTTPS user sessions.

Browser requirements

The Authentication UI supports the web browsers listed in the Browsers table.

Browsers
Name Version Notes
ChromeCurrent release or one version previousChrome updates itself automatically. Versions of Chrome are only an issue if your IT department restricts automatic updates.
FirefoxCurrent release or one version previousGenesys also supports the current ESR release. Genesys supports the transitional ESR release only during the time period in which the new ESR release is tested and certified. For more information, see Firefox ESR release cycle. Firefox updates itself automatically. Versions of Firefox are only an issue if your IT department restricts automatic updates.
Microsoft Edge (Legacy)Current release
Microsoft Edge ChromiumCurrent release

Genesys dependencies

Genesys Authentication must be deployed before other Genesys Multicloud CX private edition services. To complete provisioning the service, you must first deploy Web Services and Applications and the Tenant Service. For a look at the high-level deployment order, see Order of services deployment.