Manage repositories in a federated repository configuration


Follow this topic to manage repositories in a federated repository configuration.

 

  1. In the admin console, click...

      Security | Global security

  2. Under User account repository, select Federated repositories from the Available realm definitions field and click Configure.

  3. Under Related items, click Manage repositories. Repositories that are configured in the system are listed in the collection panel. This list includes repositories that are configured using the federated repository functionality as well as repositories that are created using wsadmin commands described in the topic IdMgrRepositoryConfig.

  4. Click Add to configure a new external repository. The LDAP repository settings are described in detail in Set LDAP in a federated repository configuration. Restriction: We cannot add a database repository using the admin console. This repository configuration is supported by using wsadmin commands only.

  5. Click Delete to delete a repository specified previously using the admin console or wsadmin commands. Restriction: We cannot delete the built-in, file-based repository from the collection panel.

  6. Select one of the LDAP repository identifier entries to view or update an external repository configured in the system previously. The steps to configure LDAP settings are described in detail in Set LDAP in a federated repository configuration. Restriction: While database repositories that are configured in the system are listed in the collection panel, we cannot update a database repository using the admin console. Updates to a database repository are supported by using wsadmin commands only.

  7. Click OK.

 

Results

After completing these steps, the collection panel under Managing repositories reflects a current list of repositories that are configured in your system.

 

Next steps

  1. To add one or more external repositories that are listed on this collection panel into the realm, see Manage the realm in a federated repository configuration.

  2. After configuring the federated repositories, click Security > Global security to return to the Global security panel. Verify that Federated repositories is identified in the Current realm definition field. If Federated repositories is not identified, select Federated repositories from the Available realm definitions field and click Set as current. To verify the federated repositories configuration, click Apply on the Global security panel. If Federated repositories is not identified in the Current realm definition field, the federated repositories configuration is not used by WAS.

  3. If enabling security, complete the remaining steps as specified in Enable security for the realm. As the final step, validate this setup by clicking Apply in the Global security panel.

  4. Save, stop, and restart all WAS servers (dmgrs, nodes, and Application Servers) for changes in this panel to take effect. If the server comes up without any problems, the setup is correct.

Be aware of any changes made to built-in, file-based repositories that are part of the federated repositories configuration. You must replicate these changes to the managed nodes to ensure that the network deployment configuration is synchronized. See Replicating changes to a built-in, file-based repository for the steps needed to perform this replication.


Replicating changes to a built-in, file-based repository
Manage repositories collection
Repository reference settings