Chapter 13. Databases and Authorization

The AdminTask scripting object has several groups of methods that directly or indirectly support data access. In this chapter, we explore the methods from the JDBCProviderManagement and VariableConfiguration groups.

We use a subset of the commands in these groups to present an example that is not well-documented elsewhere. Afterward, we list the other commands in these groups, along with a brief explanation of each.

Database Basics

Any serious enterprise application requires interaction with a database. Given that WebSphere Application Server is really a network of centrally managed servers, this presents a few interesting issues:

• How do you connect to the database in the first place?

• How do you pool ...

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