Configure a JACC provider

 

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Before you begin

The Java Authorization Contract for Containers (JACC) defines a contract between J2EE containers and authorization providers. It enables any third party authorization providers to plug into a J2EE 1.4 application server such as the WAS to make the authorization decisions when a J2EE resource is accessed. The JACC provider can be implemented using the Tivoli Access Manager.

Read the following articles for more detailed information about JACC before you attempt to configure the WAS to use a JACC provider:

 

Procedure

  1. From the console, click

    Security | Global Security | Authorization Providers | External JACC provider | Tivoli Access Manager properties

  2. Enter the following information:

    Enable embedded Tivoli Access Manager

    Ignore errors during embedded Tivoli Access Manager disablement

    Select this option when you want to unconfigure the JACC provider. Do not select this option during configuration.

    Client listening point set

    WAS must listen using a TCP/IP port for authorization database updates from the policy server. More than one process can run on a particular node or machine

    Enter the listening ports used by Tivoli Access Manager clients, separated by a comma. If a range of ports is specified, separate the lower and higher values by a colon (for example, 7999, 9990:999).

    Policy server

    Enter the name of the Tivoli Access Manager policy server and the connection port. Use the form policy_server:port. The policy communication port is set at the time of the Tivoli Access Manager configuration, and the default is 7135.

    Authorization servers

    Enter the name of the Tivoli Access Manager authorization server. Use the form auth_server:port:priority. The authorization server communication port is set at the time of the Tivoli Access Manager configuration, and the default is 7136.

    More than one authorization server can be specified by separating the entries with commas. Specifying more than one authorization server at a time is useful for reasons of failover and performance.

    The priority value is determined by the order of the authorization server use (for example, auth_server1:7136:1, and auth_server2:7137:2). A priority value of 1 is required when configuring against a single authorization server.

    Administrator user name

    Enter the Tivoli Access Manager administrator user name that was created when Tivoli Access Manager was configured (it is usually sec_master).

    Administrator user password

    Enter the Tivoli Access Manager administrator password.

    User registry distinguished name suffix

    Enter the distinguished name suffix for the user registry that is shared between Tivoli Access Manager and WebSphere (for example, o=ibm, c=us).

    Security domain

    You can create more than one security domain in Tivoli Access Manager, each with its own administrative user. Users, groups and other objects are created within a specific domain, and are not permitted to access resource in another domain.

    Enter the name of the Tivoli Access Manager security domain that is used to store WAS users and groups.

    If a security domain has not been established at the time of the Tivoli Access Manager configuration, leave the value as Default.

    Administrator user distinguished name

    Enter the full distinguished name of the WebSphere security administrator ID (for example, cn=wasdmin, o=organization, c=country). The ID name must match the Server user ID on the LDAP User Registry panel in the administrative console. To access the LDAP User Registry panel, click...

    Security | Global Security | LDAP

 

What to do next

After you have configured a JACC provider, enable it in the WAS administrative console. See Enabling an external JACC provider for more information.


 

See Also

TAM integration as the JACC provider
Authorization in WAS
JACC providers
JACC support in WebSphere Application Server
Enabling an external JACC provider
Interfaces used to support JACC
Troubleshooting authorization providers
External Java Authorization Contract for Containers provider settings

 



 

 

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