Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP12 Administrator's Guide

Restricting Access

You can control access to the entire server or to parts of the server (that is, directories, files, file types) using the Server Manager’s Restrict Access page. When the server evaluates an incoming request, it determines access based on a hierarchy of rules called access-control entries (ACEs). It uses the matching entries to determine whether to allow or deny the request. Each ACE specifies whether or not the server should continue to the next ACE in the hierarchy. The collection of ACEs is called an access-control list (ACL). When a request is received by the server, the server looks in the vsclass file.obj.conf (where vsclass is the virtual server class name) for a reference to an ACL, which is then used to determine access. By default, the server has one ACL file that contains multiple ACLs.

You can configure access control globally for all servers through the Administration Server or for a resource within a specific server instance through the Server Manager. For more information about setting access control for a resource, see Setting Access Control.

Note –

Turn on distributed administration before you can restrict server access.

ProcedureTo restrict access to your Sun Java System Web Servers

  1. Access the Server Manager and choose the Preferences tab.

  2. Click the Restrict Access link.

    For more information, see Chapter 10, Controlling Access to Your Server. Also see Restrict Access page in the online help.