4.6. WebSphere Application Server security model

IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Version 5 provides security infrastructure and mechanisms to protect sensitive J2EE and administrative resources in order to address enterprise end-to-end security requirements on:

  • Authentication

  • Access control

  • Data integrity

  • Confidentiality

  • Privacy

  • Secure interoperability with other J2EE-compliant application servers

WAS uses layered architecture to achieve these goals (see Figure 4-19). Its security is based on industry standards. Version 5 has an open architecture that allows secure connectivity and interoperability with Enterprise Information System (EIS) including DB2, CICS, WebSphere MQ, Domino, IBM Directory, and products from other vendors.

Figure 4-19. ...

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