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.
- 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
- About the authors
- developerWorks article, "IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal: Expand your user registry options with a federated repository in WebSphere Application Server V6.1."
WebSphere Application Server information center, JavaDoc™ for
- WebSphere Portal information center, "Planning your user registry” topic