How to Configure Identity Management

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4

How to Configure Identity Management

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Abstract

The intent of this guide is to explore the topic of how to use LDAP directories and other identity stores for user identities and identity management in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. This guide expands on basics of LDAP and other concepts covered in the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Security Architecture guide. Specifically, this document provides a practical guide for setting up JBoss EAP 6 to use LDAP for user identity in the Management Interfaces as well setting up LDAP and other identity stores with security domains for use with web applications.
The target audience of this document is JBoss EAP 6 administrators looking for an introduction on configuring LDAP servers and other identity stores for use with the management interfaces and security domains. Before reading this guide, users should read through the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Security Architecture guide and have a solid understanding of security concepts within JBoss EAP 6 as well as some base knowledge surrounding LDAP. This document also makes use of the JBoss EAP 6 CLI interface for performing configuration changes. For more information on using the CLI for both standalone JBoss EAP 6 instances as well as JBoss EAP 6 domains, please consult The Management CLI section of the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 Administration and Configuration Guide. After completing this document, readers should have solid foundational knowledge of how LDAP and other identity stores relate to user identities with JBoss EAP 6 as well as a practical understanding of how to configure identity management in JBoss EAP 6.