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IBM WebSphere V5.0 Security: WebSphere Handbook Series by Stephen Pipes, Rao Maheshwar, David Leigh, Floyd Langley, Piotr Kisielewicz, Paul Creswick, Derek Carpenter, Peter Kovari

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8.3. CustomRegistry SPI

WebSphere supports the use of user registries in order to look up user and group details for authentication purposes. Three registries are provided by default, although only two are likely to be commonly used. These are the local OS registry, an LDAP server and a filesystem-based registry called FileRegistrySample. The FileRegistrySample registry is not to be used in production environments due to its lack of scalability, but is included as an example of how a custom registry might operate. In fact, it is possible to develop integration with any type of custom registry that supports the notion of users and groups by implementing WebSphere’s UserRegistry interface. The UserRegistry interface is provided so that the application ...

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