How to add authentication and authorisation for a single cache or at cache-container level in JDG.

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  • Red Hat JBoss Data Grid (JDG)
    • 7.x


  • How to define Role Based access for cache/cache-containers ?
  • How to create multiple users to access the cache, each user is authorized to access few cache containers ?


  • The security configuration can be differentiated at cache level as well as in cache-container.
  • If you have admin user in the ManagementRealm then below steps are required :
  • Assign a group (admin in the following example) to the user which will result in below :
$JDG_HOME/standalone/configuration/ admin=Admins
  • Set map-groups-to-roles=true.
      <security-realm name="ManagementRealm"> ... 
       <authorization map-groups-to-roles="true"> <!-- change from "false" to "true" -->
  • Add a role for the group which would result in below standalone.xml file.
<subsystem xmlns="urn:infinispan:server:core:8.4" default-cache-container="local"> 
  <cache-container name="local" default-cache="default" statistics="true">
            <role name="Admins" permissions="ALL"/> 
            <!-- add your management group mapped in --> 
            <role name="coach" permissions="READ WRITE"/> 
            <role name="player" permissions="READ"/> 

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