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The use of Lightweight Directory Authentication Protocol (LDAP) for WebSphere authentication and authorization offers the advantages of single sign-on across application servers and a vendor-neutral protocol and API. Part 1 of this two-part series showed how to set up a directory and sample application infrastructure for demonstrating WebSphere authentication using LDAP. In Part 2 I take you through the process of setting up LDAP authentication for WebSphere through the following tasks: Defining roles and constraints in the Web application deployment descriptor Mapping roles to LDAP group entries in the enterprise application deployment descriptor Configuring WebSphere to use an LDAP principal registry Demonstrating the secured application features enabled by WebSphere and LDAP Locking down the LDAP and browser transports using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Defining Web ... (more)

Implementing WebSphere Security Through LDAP

Lightweight Directory Authentication Protocol (LDAP) is often promoted as a means to leverage an organizational directory as a principal registry for WebSphere authentication and authorization. Advantages include the capability to configure single sign-on across application servers, enabling additional organizational applications, centralized user administration, multimastered replication across authentication sites, and flexible, extensible data formats - not to mention that LDAP is a vendor-neutral protocol and API backed by IETF. This begs the question of how to implement WebS... (more)