Realm support

A realm is a collection of users or groups from one or more branches of your repository tree. Those branches can be part of a single repository, for example an LDAP user registry, or it can be a combination of multiple user registries. A realm is then mapped to a Virtual Portal to allow the realm's user population to log in to the Virtual Portal. This functionality allows you to define areas within WebSphere Portal that only a limited set of users can access.

For example, if you are an international company with employees in Asia, Europe, USA, and Canada, you may have an application or information that only applies to a subset of these employees. You can create a subset of employees and create a Virtual Portal that contains the application or information for that realm. Users from one realm cannot access another realm unless they are also members of that realm.

For example, the wpsadmin user will not be able to log in to a Virtual Portal unless the wpsadmin user is a member of the corresponding realm.

You can create a realm that combines users from your various user registries; for example, your realm can span three LDAP user registries and a database user registry: LDAP1, LDAP2, LDAP3, and DB1. Before combining multiple user registries, review the registries for the following limitations and correct any issues:

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User registry