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IBM WebSphere V5.0 Security: WebSphere Handbook Series by Stephen Pipes, Rao Maheshwar, David Leigh, Floyd Langley, Piotr Kisielewicz, Paul Creswick, Derek Carpenter, Peter Kovari

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9.1. WebSphere security model

The IBM WebSphere Application Server V5 is a J2EE 1.3 compliant Java application server; it implements the required security services as they are specified. The security components are essential parts of the application server architecture. The following section will give a high-level overview of these.

9.1.1. WebSphere security in the operating environment

Although it is not the subject of this book, when discussing security of enterprise application run under WebSphere Application Server, we should first take a closer look at the environment under which the server will run. This may have a strong influence on the WebSphere security configuration (that is stored in the file system) and the overall application ...

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