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WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

By : Steve Robinson
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WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

By: Steve Robinson

Overview of this book

As an administrator you need a secure, scalable, resilient application infrastructure to support the developers building and managing J2EE applications and Service Oriented Architecture services. WebSphere application server, a product from IBM, is optimized to ease administration and improve runtime performance. It helps you run applications and services in a reliable, secure, and high-performance environment to ensure business opportunities are not lost due to application downtime. It's easy to get started and tame this powerful application server when you've got this book to hand. This administration guide will help you provide an innovative, performance-based foundation to build, run, and manage J2EE applications and SOA services, offering the highest level of reliability, security, and scalability. This book will take you through the different methods for installing WebSphere application server and demonstrate how to configure and prepare WebSphere resources for your application deployments. During configuration you will be shown how to administer your WebSphere server standalone or using the new administrative agent, which provides the ability to administer multiple installations of WebSphere application server using one single administration console. WebSphere security is covered in detail showing the various methods of implanting federated user and group repositories. The facets of data-aware and message-aware applications are explained and demonstrated giving the reader real-world examples of manual and automated deployments. Key administration features and tools are introduced, which will help a WebSphere administrator manage and tune their WebSphere implementation and application for success.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide
About the Author
About the Reviewers

J2EE security

WebSphere security is based on the J2EE application programming model. The J2EE security model is designed to separate the application's need for security and administration of security, allowing applications to be portable between vendors who have a slightly different implementation of the J2EE security model. There are two aspects of security which need to be explained, which are authentication and authorisation. Authentication is essentially asking, "Are you who you say you are?" Authorization is simply a case of, once we know who you are, "What are you allowed to do?". WebSphere employs repositories to register and store users and groups. Groups organize users together for a common action and users are assigned as members of groups. Knowing this, we will now move on to learn how to secure our WebSphere server.