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Module 2: Configure WebSphere eXtreme Scale to use WAS Authentication plug-ins

After you have created the WAS configuration, you can integrate WebSphere eXtreme Scale authentication with WAS.

When a WebSphere eXtreme Scale client connects to a container server that requires authentication, the client must provide a credential generator represented by the com.ibm.websphere.objectgrid.security.plugins.CredentialGenerator interface. A credential generator is a factory to create a client credential. A client credential can be: a user name and password pair, a Kerberos ticket, a client certificate, or client identification data in any format that the client and server agree upon. See the Credential API documentation for more details. In this sample, the WebSphere eXtreme Scale client is the EmployeeManagment web application that is deployed in the appCluster cluster. The client credential is a WebSphere security token that represents the web user identity.


Learning objectives

With the lessons in this module, you learn how to:


Time required

This module takes approximately 60 minutes.


Lessons in this module


Related information

Lesson 2.1: Configure client server security

Credential API documentation

Client properties file

Lesson 2.2: Configure catalog server security

Server properties file

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