JACC registration of the provider implementation classes

The JACC spec states that providers can plug in their provider using the javax.security.jacc.policy.provider and the javax.security.jacc.PolicyConfigurationFactory.provider system properties.

The javax.security.jacc.policy.provider property is used to set the policy object of the provider, while the javax.security.jacc.PolicyConfigurationFactory.provider property is used to set the provider PolicyConfigurationFactory implementation.

Although both system properties are supported in WAS, it is highly recommended that you use the configuration model that is provided.

We can set these values using either the JACC configuration panel (see Authorizing access to J2EE resources using TAM for more information) or by using wsadmin scripting. One of the advantages of using the configuration model instead of the system properties is that the information is entered in one place at the cell level, and is propagated to all nodes during synchronization.

Also, as part of the configuration model, additional properties can be entered.

Use the configuration model is especially recommended in the case of an ND (ND) environment where multiple appservers can exist in the configuration. If the system properties are used, ensure that each of the JVM processes in the configuration set these properties. If the configuration model is used, the information is propagated to all processes through the synchronization process of the appserver.


Related concepts

Authorization providers
TAM integration as the JACC provider
JACC support in WAS
Authorization providers


Related tasks

Enable an external JACC provider
Authorizing access to J2EE resources using TAM
Propagating security policy of installed applications to a JACC provider using wsadmin scripting



Interfaces that support JACC
Security authorization provider troubleshooting tips