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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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Besides a quite lengthy definition for enterprise infrastructure architecture, this chapter presented the following major themes:

  • The role that LTPA plays in extending the security from a WAS ND7 cell to other WebSphere environments and several other IBM products.

  • The concept of SSO, how it works across remote servers, what is required to implement it, and how to configure WAS ND7 for SSO.

  • The use of Centralized Authorization Managers, and how they extend the reach of the WAS ND7 infrastructure beyond LTPA. A specific case using the SiteMinder brand of components was analyzed. How to integrate the front-end component IHS with the SiteMinder access management infrastructure using the SiteMinder Web Agent.

  • The concept of Trust Association Interceptor. Analyzed the Web Agent complementary SiteMinder Component SMASA for WebSphere. A specific case configuring SMASA for WebSphere was described.

Do you feel like learning another lengthy definition? I didn't think so. OK, I'll give you a break...