Starting with this release, J2EE agents support not-enforced IP lists. This new feature is similar to a pre-existing Policy Agent feature that also concerns not-enforced lists, specifically not-enforced URI lists.
The two features share similarities, but are really quite different. Again, the pre-existing feature supports not-enforced URI lists. With that feature, an agent always grants access to a URI that appears on a specified list in the J2EE agent AMAgent.properties configuration file. On the other hand, the new feature supports not-enforced IP lists. With this feature, an agent always grants access to resources when the request comes from a machine with an IP address that appears on a specified list in the J2EE agent AMAgent.properties configuration file.
With the new feature, when a request is made to access a resource, a J2EE agent determines the IP address of the machine where the request originated. The agent compares that IP address to all the addresses on the not-enforced IP list. If that address is on the list, then that request and all subsequent requests from that IP address are treated as if the resources requested are not enforced.
The not-enforced IP list can include exact IP addresses and IP addresses that use the asterisk, *, wildcard character to represent one or more characters.
Benefit - Support for Not-Enforced IP Lists: The benefit of this feature is that it allows clients on the not-enforced IP list to by-pass authentication and authorization requirements. This feature can be employed for administrative, troubleshooting, and testing purposes, too.