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IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security by Omar Siliceo

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Supported user registry types

User registries may vary from one another along many dimensions. WebSphere version 7 supports four types of user registry:

  • Local operating system
  • Stand alone LDAP
  • Stand alone custom registry
  • Federated repositories

With the possibility of using multiple security domains, it is also possible to use several user registries within a cell. A specific type of registry would have to be mapped to a given security domain. It is therefore possible to have shared user registries between two or more security domains.

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Best practice: use stand-alone LDAP

Most organizations use LDAP as the user registry. This is because many IT components outside of a WebSphere environment that require user authentication already make use of LDAP-based ...

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