Console groups and CORBA naming service groups

Use the Console Groups page to give groups specific authority to administer the WAS using tools such as the administrative console or wsadmin scripting. The authority requirements are only effective when global security is enabled. Use the common object request broker architecture (CORBA) naming service groups page to manage CORBA Naming Service groups settings.

To view the Console Groups administrative console page, click System Administration > Console Groups.

To view the CORBA naming service groups administrative console page, click Environment > Naming > CORBA Naming Service Groups.

Group (Console groups)

Specifies groups.

The ALL_AUTHENTICATED and the EVERYONE groups can have the following role privileges: Administrator, Configurator, Operator, and Monitor.

Data type: String
Range: ALL_AUTHENTICATED, EVERYONE

Group (CORBA naming service groups)

Identifies CORBA naming service groups.

The ALL_AUTHENTICATED group has the following role privileges: CosNamingRead, CosNamingWrite, CosNamingCreate, and CosNamingDelete. The EVERYONE group indicates that the users in this group have CosNamingRead privileges only.

Data type: String
Range: ALL_AUTHENTICATED, EVERYONE

Role (Console group)

Specifies user roles.

The following administrative roles provide different degrees of authority needed to perform certain WAS administrative functions:

Administrator

The administrator role has operator permissions, configurator permissions, and the permission required to access sensitive data including server password, LTPA password and keys, and so on.

Configurator

The configurator role has monitor permissions and can change the WAS configuration.

Operator

The operator role has monitor permissions and can change the run-time state. For example, the operator can start or stop services.

Monitor

The monitor role has the least permissions. This role primarily confines the user to viewing the WAS configuration and current state.

Data type: String
Range: Administrator, Configurator, Operator, and Monitor

Role (CORBA naming service groups)

Identifies naming service group roles.

A number of naming roles are defined to provide degrees of authority needed to perform certain WebSphere naming service functions. The authorization policy is only enforced when global security is enabled.

Four name space security roles are available: CosNamingRead, CosNamingWrite, CosNamingCreate, and CosNamingDelete. The names of the four roles are the same with WebSphere Advanced Edition, V4.0.2. However, the roles now have authority levels from low to high:

Cos Naming Read

Users can query the WebSphere name space using, for example, the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) lookup method. The special-subject EVERYONE is the default policy for this role.

Cos Naming Write

Users can perform write operations such as JNDI bind, rebind, or unbind, and CosNamingRead operations. The special-subject ALL_AUTHENTICATED is the default policy for this role.

Cos Naming Create

Users can create new objects in the name space through operations such as JNDI createSubcontext and CosNamingWrite operations. The special-subject ALL_AUTHENTICATED is the default policy for this role.

Cos Naming Delete

Users can destroy objects in the name space, for example using the JNDI destroySubcontext method and CosNamingCreate operations. The special-subject ALL_AUTHENTICATED is the default policy for this role.

Data type: String
Range: CosNamingRead, CosNamingWrite, CosNamingCreate, and CosNamingDelete


 



 

 

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