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IBM WebSphere Application Server v7.0 Security by Omar Siliceo

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Securing the enterprise infrastructure using LTPA

The first area mentioned in the introduction of the chapter is the use of an IBM proprietary security protocol named LTPA, which stands for Lightweight Third-Party Authentication. You may have already discovered that when, in Chapter 2, the administrative (that is, global) security was enabled, the LTPA authentication mechanism was selected as the default authentication using default trust stores and other encryption components.

In order to visualize this, log in to the Administrative Console and follow the breadcrumb Security | Global Security and review the authentication section, which can be found on the right-hand side of the page. It should look similar to the screenshot shown as follows: ...

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