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Create users in WebSphere

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WebSphere can be configured to obtain users from the following sources. You will only create user accounts if WebSphere is configured to obtain users from a Federated Repository. If WebSphere is configured to obtain user accounts from LDAP or from the local Operating System, then you would create user accounts in LDAP or in the local Operating System.


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 local Operating System or LDAP for authentication.


If there is an option to Create, WebSphere is configured to use a federated repository for authentication. In this example, a user named jeremy.canfield is created.


Under the hood, this will create an entry in the ${was_install_root}/profiles/your_profile/config/cells/your_cell/fileRegistry.xml file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<sdo:datagraph xmlns:xsi=""
    xmlns:sdo="commonj.sdo" xmlns:wim="">
    <wim:entities xsi:type="wim:PersonAccount">
      <wim:identifier externalId="5b665205-7fb1-463e-a8d3-4dfa89d3fc23" externalName="uid=jeremy.canfield,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm"
          uniqueId="5b665205-7fb1-463e-a8d3-4dfa89d3fc23" uniqueName="uid=jeremy,o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm"/>
        <wim:identifier uniqueName="o=defaultWIMFileBasedRealm"/>


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