Before you begin
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:
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.
Install the prerequisite dependencies listed in the Third-party services table before you deploy Genesys Authentication.
|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||1.11.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.|
|A container image registry and Helm chart repository||Used for downloading Genesys containers and Helm charts into the customer's repository to support a CI/CD pipeline. You can use any Docker OCI compliant registry.|
|Command Line Interface||The command line interface tools to log in and work with the Kubernetes clusters.|
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.
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 Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2. TLS is enabled by default and you can configure it by overriding the ingress.tls and internal_ingress.tls settings in values.yaml.
ingress: enabled: true frontend: gauth.example.com tls_enabled: true tls: - hosts: - gauth.example.com secretName: gauth-example-com internal_ingress: enabled: true frontend: gauth.int.example.com tls_enabled: true tls: - hosts: - gauth.int.example.com secretName: gauth-int-example-com
In the example above:
- secretName is the certificate and private key to use for TLS. 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.
The Authentication UI supports the web browsers listed in the Browsers table.
|Chrome||Current release or one version previous||Chrome updates itself automatically. Versions of Chrome are only an issue if your IT department restricts automatic updates.|
|Firefox||Current release or one version previous||Genesys 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 Chromium||Current release|
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.