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Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 PS2: Administration Essentials by Michel Schildmeijer

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Security mechanisms used in WebLogic Server

WebLogic Server uses a mechanism to provide a secure environment, as follows:

Security realms

A security realm is a mechanism for protecting Oracle WebLogic Server resources, such as Authenticators, Adjudicators, Authorizers, Auditors, Role mappers, and Credential mappers. Resources in a domain are protected only under one security realm and by a single security policy in that security realm. A user must be defined in a security realm in order to access any resources belonging to that realm. When a user attempts to access a particular resource, WebLogic Server tries to authenticate the user and then authorize the user action by checking the access privileges that are assigned to the user in the relevant ...

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