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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide by Steve Robinson

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Federated repositories

In WebSphere it is possible to federate repositories allowing a single virtual repository from which to query user accounts. What we are now going to do is federate the internal file-based repository and a newly-created LDAP repository.

This technique is often used for adding a default set of administrative users to the internal file-base repository so, if the LDAP server is not available, administrators can still log in to WAS. Another application of federated repositories is separating administrative users and application users. An example could be that you can have one repository dedicated for admin users and another repository for your corporate users, that is, the users who will actually use applications deployed to ...

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