Setting up a custom user repository with Virtual Member Manager for IBM® WebSphere® Application Server 6.1 and IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1

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Starting with version 6.1, IBM WebSphere Application Server leverages a component called Virtual Member Manager (VMM) to manage information about users, user profiles, and user groups. VMM offers a specific Service Provider Interface (SPI), com.ibm.wsspi.wim.Repository, to connect VMM with user repositories that VMM does not support out of the box. This white paper explains how to implement a Repository instance as part of a custom WebSphere Portal configuration.

  • Introduction
  • WebSphere Portal's use of VMM
  • VMM Overview
  • Implementing a custom repository
  • Setting up a custom repository
  • Tips and tricks
  • Verifying your implementation
  • The File Repository sample adapter
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
  • About the authors

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