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AIX stand-alone: Configure a stand-alone LDAP user registry without SSL

In a clustered environment, start the dmgr and nodeagent and verify they are able to synchronize.

If you need to rerun wp-modify-ldap-security to change the LDAP repositories or because the task failed, choose a new name for the realm using the standalone.ldap.realm parameter or set ignoreDuplicateIDs=true in wklpc.properties, before rerunning the task.

Configure a standalone LDAP user registry

We can use WP_PROFILE/ConfigEngine/config/helpers/wp_security_xxx.properties to ensure correct properties.

  1. Run backupConfig.sh

  2. Edit wkplc.properties

  3. Set parameters under the Standalone security heading:

  4. Set entity types parameters...

  5. Set group member parameters in wkplc.properties under the Group member attributes heading:

  6. Set relative distinguished name (RDN ) parameters in wkplc.properties under the Default parent, RDN attribute heading:

  7. Save changes to wkplc.properties.

  8. Validate the LDAP server settings...

      ./ConfigEngine.sh validate-standalone-ldap -DWasPassword=foo

    In an environment configured with an LDAP with SSL, during the validation task, you will be prompted to add a signer to the truststore.

    For example...

      Add signer to the truststore now?

    If you do, press y then Enter.

  9. Set the stand-alone LDAP user registry...

      ./ConfigEngine.sh wp-modify-ldap-security -DWasPassword=foo

  10. Stop and restart servers, dmgrs, and node agents.

  11. Check that all defined attributes are available in the configured LDAP user registry...

      ./ConfigEngine.sh wp-validate-standalone-ldap-attribute-config

    See Adapting the attribute configuration

  12. Update the member names used by WCM with the corresponding members in the LDAP directory.

    1. Edit...


    2. Add the following lines to the file:
      uid=wpsadmin,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm -> portal_admin_DN 
      cn=contentauthors,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm -> content_authors_group_DN

      The MemberFixerModule.properties file already contains lines for xyzadmin. We can ignore this line.

    3. Save the changes and close the file.

    4. Run...

        ./ConfigEngine.sh run-wcm-admin-task-member-fixer -DallLibraries=true -Dfix=true -DaltDn=update -DmismatchedId=update -DinvalidDn=update -DnoRealmDn=true -DPortalAdminPwd=wpsadmin

      If the portal admin ID is not unique to your environment, either provide the fully qualified ID as the value for the PortalAdminID parameter in wkplc.properties or specify the fully qualified ID as part of the command.

      For example, if the portal admin ID is wpsadmin and the LDAP directory contains wpsadmin as the ID for a different user, this task does not run successfully. Specify a fully qualified portal admin ID such as


      LDAP Value
      Standalone realm_name should match the value for standalone.ldap.realm in wkplc.properties.
      Federated realm_name should match the value for federated.realm in wkplc.properties. If value is empty, use defaultWIMFileBasedRealm.

  13. Update the SearchAdminUser alias to match the WebSphere Portal administrator information.

  14. Optional: Assign access to the Web content libraries.

    1. Log in as a portal administrator and navigate to...

        Administration | Portal Content | Web Content Libraries | web_library | Set permissions

    2. Click the Edit Role icon for Editor.

    3. Add the group specified for content_authors_group_DN as an Editor for the Intranet and Internet libraries.

    4. Click Apply then Done.

  15. If you have created any additional WCM libraries, run the Web content member fixer task to update the member names used by the libraries.

  16. WAS stores the credentials for scheduler tasks. To establish the correct information, all schedulers must be reregistered. Restart the system and verify the new security configuration is active. Then, execute the following task.
    ConfigEngine.sh reregister-scheduler-tasks -DPortalAdminId=myportaladminid -DPortalAdminPwd=myportaladminpw

Parent: AIX stand-alone: Configure a stand-alone user registry
Use the web content member fixer task
Adapting the attribute configuration
Start and stop servers, dmgrs, and node agents
Replace the search administrator user ID

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