Create users and groups in WebSphere

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Manage Users

In the left panel of the WebSphere web console, expand Users and Groups and select Manage Users. If the below message is displayed, this suggests that WebSphere is configured to use the operating system or LDAP for authentication. When using the operating system or LDAP for authentication, the management of users and groups will be done using the operating system or LDAP.

 

If there is an option to Create, WebSphere is configured to use a federated repository for authentication. In this scenario, users and groups can be managed using the WebSphere web console. In this example, a user named jeremy.canfield is created.

 


Manage Groups

In the left panel of the WebSphere web console, expand Users and Groups and select Manage Groups. If the below message is displayed, this suggests that WebSphere is configured to use the operating system or LDAP for authentication. When using the operating system or LDAP for authentication, the management of users and groups will be done using the operating system or LDAP.

 

If there is an option to Create, WebSphere is configured to use a federated repository for authentication. In this scenario, users and groups can be managed using the WebSphere web console. In this example, a group named Administrators is created.

 

At Manage groups, the groups that have been created will be displayed.

 


Administrative User Role

At Users and Groups > Administrative user roles, your primary administrative user will be listed. 

 

When using a standalone LDAP repository, the user listed will be one of your LDAP users.

 

Administrative user roles can be created by selecting Add and then setting up an administrative user role. In this example, WebSphere is configured to use the local operating system, and the root user is made to be a member of the Admin Security Manager role.

A users role is used to determine the commands they are allowed to perform and the actions they are able to perform in the WebSphere web console. This article describes the differences between roles.

 


Create Group Roles

After creating a new group, you'll need to assign a role to the group. In the left panel of the web console, expand Users and Groups and select Administrative group roles. Then, assign a role to a group. For example, you would assign the Configurator role to the Configurators group.

 


Group Membership

Users can be added either during or after the user account has been created. Selecting Group Membership allows you to join the user to a group. In this example, Jeremy Canfield is added to the Administrators group.



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