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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Understanding Security for Oracle WebLogic Server
11g Release 1 (10.3.6)

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1 Introduction and Roadmap

The following sections describe the contents and organization of this guide - Understanding WebLogic Security.

Document Scope

While other security documents in the WebLogic Server documentation set guide users through specific tasks - such as programming WebLogic security, developing a custom security provider, or managing the WebLogic Security Service - this guide is intended for all users of the WebLogic Security Service. Thus, this document is the starting point for understanding the WebLogic Security Service.


The WebLogic Security Service involves many unique terms. Before reading this manual, familiarize yourself with the terms in Glossary.

Document Audience

This document is intended for the following audiences:

Guide to this Document

This document is organized as follows:

Related Information

The following WebLogic Server documents contain information that is relevant to the WebLogic Security Service:

Security Samples and Tutorials

In addition to the documents listed in Related Information, Oracle provides a variety of code samples for developers.

Security Examples in the WebLogic Server Distribution

WebLogic Server optionally installs API code examples in WL_HOME\samples\server\examples\src\examples\security, where WL_HOME is the top-level directory of your WebLogic Server installation. You can start the examples server, and obtain information about the samples and how to run them from the WebLogic Server Start menu.

The following examples illustrate WebLogic security features:

  • Java Authentication and Authorization Service

  • Outbound and Two-way SSL

Additional Examples Available for Download

Additional API examples are available for download at These examples are distributed as .zip files that you can unzip into an existing WebLogic Server samples directory structure.

You build and run the downloadable examples in the same manner as you would an installed WebLogic Server example. See the download pages of individual examples for more information.

New and Changed Security Features In This Release

For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, "What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server" in Oracle Fusion Middleware What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.