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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface

About the Reviewers

Domenico Cantatore is a senior IT Specialist working for IBM Software Group in Dublin.

His areas of expertise include infrastructure architecture design, implementation, problem determination and performance, analysis, and tuning on WebSphere and Tivoli® products. These products include WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Commerce Server, WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Message Broker, and ITCAM. He has 10 years of experience in IT and various industry certifications.

Ty Lim has worked for various software startup companies, consulting firms, and was working in the Healthcare IT field for the last eight years. He now works in the telecommunications industry.

Ty Lim has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years. He started out using WebSphere Application Server back in 2003 and has been utilizing the technology ever since. He has a background in JAVA programming, Unix/Linux Systems administration and he keeps up to date with the latest open source technology. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Pacific, and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Information Systems at Boston University. He has interests in application server technology, open source technology, network security, and Java programming.

Jose Mariano Ruiz Martin is a Computing Science Engineer and senior specialist at Technologies of Information. He has worked at some of the most important Spanish companies including Telefónica Spain, Vodafone Spain, Caja Madrid, and Mapfre as systems engineer and technical leader.

After finishing his degree in Computing Science and completing a Master's in Computer Networking and Communications, he has specialized in systems engineering, obtaining several certifications such as Sun Certified Security Administrator, Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 9, BEA Certified WebLogic 9 Administrator, BEA Certified WebLogic 8.1 Administrator, and Cisco Certified Network Associate. Besides this he has been a professor at several courses on Information Systems Administration.

He is now working at IBM Spain on electronic commerce infrastructures and SOA/BPM technologies as IT specialist on the IBM's WebSphere platform.