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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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security
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The grand finale

Once that you have completed the previous sections you are in a position to finish this mini-project.

Packaging the enterprise project as an EAR

Using RAD, once all of the deployment descriptors are configured based on instructions throughout this chapter and the references to Chapter 5, export the chap6-EAR-miniproject enterprise project as an EAR file. If RAD complains about any of the modules, the error messages are very intuitive and will help you identify any possible problem.

Deploying the EAR

In order to proceed with the deployment, the only thing to consider is to do it the same way in which you have deployed EJB applications. If you do not have much experience with this type of EAR, the only thing to pay close attention to is that on the step number two. Make sure to indicate to deploy EJBs, which by default is not selected. In addition, when appropriate select the application server Chap6AppServer for deployment of all the modules. Ensure that the virtual host is...