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, and scan it for compliance. Unix authentication is required so you'll also need a Unix record for the 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.

Learn how to set this up >>

Which versions are supported?

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

How do I get started?

- Go to Scans > Authentication.

- Check that you have a Unix record already defined for the host running the application server.

- Create an IBM WebSphere App Server record for the same host. Go to New > Application Records > 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. 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 to authenticate to the Unix system, access the application server configuration, and scan it for compliance.

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