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WebSphere Application Server V7 Flexible Management: Security Configuration Requirements

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 29 March 2012

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IBM Form #: REDP-4839-00

Authors: Ganesan Karuppaiah

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    IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V7 introduces an administration function called that is designed to facilitate administration of many WebSphere Application Server stand-alone profiles and Federated Network Deployment topologies.

    This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides an overview to a flexible management topology. It focuses on administrative security aspects in a flexible management topology that consists of WebSphere Application Server profiles, administrative agents, node agents, a deployment manager, and job managers. It also includes information about the underlying cross-realm trust, job submission in a cross-realm environment, and the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman algorithm (RSA) authentication mechanism that enables cross-cell authentication. In addition, this paper contains information about preferred practices when using a flexible management topology.

    This paper is intended for experienced WebSphere system administrators who have a basic understanding of WebSphere Application Server and Network Management solutions. The discussion here assumes that you are familiar with WebSphere Application Server system management infrastructure, WebSphere security configuration, public key infrastructure (PKI), and the RSA public and private key mechanism.

    This paper assumes that you have installed WebSphere Application Server V7 with the latest fix packs and have created one or more WebSphere Application Server, administrative agent, deployment manager, and job manager profiles. Also, this paper assumes that you have more than one LDAP server that is available for configuring WebSphere global security.

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