Set Up IBM WebSphere App Server Authentication

Create an IBM WebSphere App Server record in order to authenticate to a WebSphere Application Server running on a Unix host or Windows host, and scan it for compliance. The same record may include details for both Windows and Unix installations. So, you'll also need a Unix record  for the unix host running the web server and a Windows records for the Windows host running the web server.

This record type is only available in accounts with PC or SCA and is only supported for compliance scans.

System created authentication records

Did you know? You can allow the system to create IBM WebSphere App Server authentication records for auto discovered instances and scan them. You can choose to have instances discovered at the installation directory level or the server directory level.

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Which versions are supported?

Windows:

We support WebSphere Application Server 7.x, 8.x and 9.x.

Unix:

We support WebSphere Application Server 7.x, 8.x and 9.x.

How do I get started?

- Go to Scans > Authentication.

- Check that you already have a record defined for each host running a IBM WebSphere App Server. For Windows hosts, a Windows record is required. For Unix hosts, a Unix record is required.

- Create an IBM WebSphere App Server record for the same host. Go to New > Applications > IBM WebSphere App Server.

Tell me about user permissions

How does it work?

We'll authenticate to each target host using the credentials provided in the Unix record or Windows Record. If the host is running WebSphere Application Server then we'll check to see if an IBM WebSphere App Server record exists. If yes, we'll use credentials from the Unix record/Windows record to authenticate to the Unix/Windows system, access the application server configuration, and scan it for compliance.

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