Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Administrator's Guide

Writing Customized Expressions

You can enter custom expressions for an ACL. Select this option only if you are familiar with the syntax and structure of ACL files. There are a few features available only by editing the ACL file or creating custom expressions. For example, you can restrict access to your server depending on the time of day, day of the week, or both.

The following customized expression shows how you can restrict access by time of day and day of the week. This example assumes that you have two groups in your LDAP directory: the “regular” group gets access Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. while the “critical” group gets access all the time.

allow (read)
    (group=regular and dayofweek=”mon,tue,wed,thu,fri”);
    (group=regular and (timeofday>=0800 and timeofday<=1700));

For more information on valid syntax and ACL files, see Appendix C, ACL File Syntax and Referencing ACL Files in obj.conf.