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Virtual Member Manager integration

IBM WebSphere Application Server includes the Virtual Member Manager (VMM), which IBM WebSphere Portal uses to access user and group information. VMM provides an interface that enables communication between WebSphere Portal and any repository, whether federated repositories, a stand-alone repository, or our own custom user registry.

The Virtual Member Manager (VMM) is an abstract component within the WAS infrastructure.

WebSphere Portal uses the Portal User Management Architecture (PUMA) System Programming Interface (SPI) to retrieve and set attributes on user objects. PUMA passes these requests to VMM, which then passes the requests on to a corresponding registry adapton that connects VMM to the repository.

The preceding diagram includes the following components:

Parent: User registries
Set up custom user repositories

Webcast replay of WebSphere Portal WMM to VMM comparison

Set up a custom user repository with Virtual Member Manager for IBM WAS and IBM WebSphere Portal

IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal: Expand the user registry options with a federated repository in WAS, Using the Virtual Member Manager

WAS Information Center, Virtual member manager APIs

WAS Information Center, Sample custom adapters for federated repositories examples

WAS Information Center, Repository SPI