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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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10.3. Administrative roles

The J2EE role-based authorization concept has been extended to protect the WebSphere Administrative subsystem. Four roles are defined for performing administrative tasks.

Table 10-1. WebSphere Administrative roles
RoleDescription
monitorLeast privileged; allows a user to view the WebSphere configuration and current state.
configuratorMonitor privilege plus the ability to change the WebSphere configuration.
operatorMonitor privilege plus the ability to change runtime state, such as starting or stopping services.
administratorOperator plus configurator privilege.

Note

The Admin roles are effective only when Global Security is enabled.

The identity that is specified when enabling Global Security is automatically mapped to ...

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