Virtual Member Manager

Here is some more theory about the Virtual member manager the part of WAS that managed the federated repositories.

Virtual member manager provides a secure facility to support customer’s basic organizational entity management needs. Organisational entities refer to entities that are common to most organisations, such as people, login accounts, business units, security roles, and business roles.

Virtual member manager provides a model of the organizational entities that serves the basic needs of a variety of applications and hides from them the disparate repositories that can be used underneath.

Virtual member manager performs only limited information integration and does not perform any synchronization among multiple repositories. Virtual member manager provides a uniform abstraction layer that can be used to manage and to securely access the information on organizational entities.

The virtual member manager user registry provides user registry functions and allows WebSphere security to be enabled using virtual member manager. Virtual member manager can also be used in a WebSphere Application Server environment in combination with other user registry adapters (for example, WebSphere Application Server LDAP, WebSphere Application Server OS, and custom user registry).

Virtual member manager is installed as a WebSphere system application during the installation of WebSphere Application Server. See the WebSphere Application Server documentation for installation instructions.

The main configuration file is called wimconfig.xml. This file stores the virtual member manager settings at the global (admin) level or at the domain level in a multiple security domain environments.

When virtual member manager is started, during initialisation, the virtual member manager core component retrieves configuration data using the virtual member manager Configuration API. Some of the configuration data is passed to the various adapters for their own initialisation. This file contains the following information:

  • General configuration information applicable to the specific instance of virtual member manager
  • Schema and schema extension file names and locations
  • Information about supported entity types such as their RDN property and default parent entry in the virtual member manager hierarchy
  • Repository information (what repositories are configured, for example DB, LDAP, or Custom)
  • Whether entry mapping repository and property extension repository are enabled
  • Mapping of entries in the virtual member manager hierarchy to the underlying repositories

 


INTRODUCTION
JEE SECURITY
GLOBAL SECURITY
UNSECURE CONSOLE
TURNING ON GLOBAL SECURITY
Security Configuration Wizard
Virtual Member Manager
ROLE MANAGEMENT
Administrative roles
DISABLING GLOBAL SECURITY
SETTING THE INTERNAL REPOSITORY USING SCRIPTING
APACHEDS
Installing ApacheDS
Adding a new partition
ADDING LDAP TO A FEDERATED REPOSITORY
FEDERATED REPOSITORIES RECAP
Security settings
Wimconfig.xml

CHANGING THE OU FOR LDAP BIND
Looking at User Groups

STANDALONE LDAP
CONFIGURING THE STANDALONE LDAP SERVER
TESTING THE CONNECTION
REVIEW OF SECURITY.XML

SUMMARY

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