Login settings

Use this page to specify the user for the WebSphere Application Server administrative console. If you are using global security, then you must also specify a password.

When you specify a user, one can resume work done previously with the product. After you type in a user ID, and password if you are using global security, click OK to proceed to the next page and access the administrative console.

To view this page, start the administrative console.

Logging into the administrative console

When you log into the administrative console, one can optionally specify a user ID if the console is not secure. If the administrative console is secure, specify a user ID and password.

User ID

Specifies a string that identifies the user. The user ID must be unique to the administrative server. Concurrent administrative console sessions must use unique user IDs.

Work that you do with the product and then save before exiting the product is saved to a configuration that is identified by the user ID that you enter. To later access work done under that user ID, specify the same user ID in the Login page.

Data type String

Password

If you use global security, specify a password.

Resolving conflicts during login

Conflicts can result if you log into the administrative console with a user ID that is already in use.

Another user is currently logged in with the same user name

Specifies whether to log out the user and to continue work with the user ID that is specified, or to return to the Login page and specify a different user ID, or wait for the user to log out.

This field is displayed if:

  • The user closed a Web browser while browsing the administrative console and did not first log out, then opened a new browser and tried to access the administrative console with the same user ID.

  • The user opened a Web browser to access the administrative console while accessing the administrative console in another open Web browser with the same user ID.

  • The user opens a Web browser and attempts to log into the console with the same user ID that is already in use by another user who logged into the console from another Web browser on another computer.

Recovering prior changes

You can either recover changes that you made to the configuration from a prior session or use the master configuration. The default is to recover changes from a prior session.

Recover changes made in a prior session

When enabled, this setting specifies that you want to use the same administrative configuration used for the last user's session. This option recovers changes made by the user since the last saving of the administrative configuration for the user's session.

This field is displayed only if the user changed the administrative configuration and then logged out without saving the changes.

Work with the master configuration

When enabled, this setting specifies to use the default administrative configuration instead of the configuration that was last used for the user's session. Changes that are made to the user's session since the last saving of the administrative configuration are lost.

This field is displayed only if the user changed the administrative configuration and then logged out without saving the changes.

Resolving login failures

When the administrative console is enabled with global security, type in a valid user ID and password. If the user ID, password, or both are not valid, you receive the following message

 Unable to process login. Please check User ID and password and try again.
Resolve the problem by entering a valid user ID and password as defined in the WAS security documentation.


 

Related Tasks


Starting and logging off the administrative console

 



 

 

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