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IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security

By : Omar P Siliceo (USD), Omar Siliceo
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IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security

By: Omar P Siliceo (USD), Omar Siliceo

Overview of this book

In these days of high-profile hacking, server security is no less important than securing your application or network. In addition many companies must comply with government security regulations. No matter how secure your application is, your business is still at risk if your server is vulnerable. Here is how you solve your WebSphere server security worries in the best possible way. This tutorial is focused towards ways in which you can avoid security loop holes. You will learn to solve issues that can cause bother when getting started with securing your IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 installation. Moreover, the author has documented details in an easy-to-read format, by providing engaging hands-on exercises and mini-projects. The book starts with an in-depth analysis of the global and administrative security features of WebSphere Application Server v7.0, followed by comprehensive coverage of user registries for user authentication and authorization information. Moving on you will build on the concepts introduced and get hands-on with a mini project. From the next chapter you work with the different front-end architectures of WAS along with the Secure Socket Layer protocol, which offer transport layer security through data encryption. You learn user authentication and data encryption, which demonstrate how a clear text channel can be made safer by using SSL transport to encrypt its data. The book will show you how to enable an enterprise application hosted in a WebSphere Application Server environment to interact with other applications, resources, and services available in a corporate infrastructure. Platform hardening, tuning parameters for tightening security, and troubleshooting are some of the aspects of WebSphere Application Server v7.0 security that are explored in the book. Every chapter builds strong security foundations, by demonstrating concepts and practicing them through the use of dynamic, web-based mini-projects.
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IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security
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Creating content for the portal DWP

Once the DWP has been configured, we can proceed to add the content that will implement the functionality of this module. We could just provide a list of the files that are part of the application, however, that would not help to understand how the application operates and how it is protected.

Location of files within the project

There are several HTML and JSP files used by the portal DWP. All of them are located in the WebContent directory as shown in the following screenshot. Furthermore, those files, which are components of a larger unit, are grouped under the templates directory.

The preceding screenshot also shows a Servlet class, the PortalHomeSelectorServlet. It is logically stored under the Java package was7sec.chap6.web. This Servlet is mapped to the URI /index.html, therefore, it is the first component invoked when the portal application is accessed.

Logical file organization

The files that were shown in the previous section fall neatly onto...