Add unique names to the bus authorization policy

How to update the authorization policy for the service integration bus with unique name entries.

You should carry out this task if you are migrating from WAS v6 to WAS v7 or later. In this task, you manually run the populateUniqueNames command to query the user repository for a selected bus for unique names, and add them to the authorization policy. If we do not manually run this command, the messaging engine performs the query, and adds the missing unique names to the authorizations policy, which adversely affects the start up time.

When you migrate from a Version 6 node to a Version 7.0 or later node, the authorization policy only contains the user and group security names; it does not contain the names in the user registry that uniquely define each user and group. If an LDAP user registry is in use, the unique name is the distinguished name (DN). By default, only missing unique names are added to the authorization policy. If we set the -force parameter, all unique name entries added to the authorization policy

  1. Run a scripting command.

  2. At wsadmin prompt, type the populateUniquenames command. The following example syntax queries the user repository for the unique names that match the security names for a bus called Bus 1, and adds the missing unique names to the authorization policy .

  3. Save the changes to the master configuration repository. The following example presents the syntax:


The authorization policy for the bus is updated with the missing unique names.


The following example updates all the unique name entries in the authorization policy for a bus called Bus 1.

What to do next

Use the console to administer bus security authorizations.

Related concepts

  • Messaging security
  • Role-based authorization

    Related tasks

  • Disable bus security
  • Enable client SSL authentication
  • Administer authorization permissions
  • Secure messages between messaging buses
  • Secure access to a foreign bus
  • Secure links between messaging engines
  • Controlling which foreign buses can link to the bus
  • Secure database access
  • Secure mediations

  • populateUniqueNames command

    Related information:

  • Secure buses
  • Administer permitted transports for a bus