Before you begin
Understand the WebLogic Security Framework. For an introduction, see Understanding WebLogic Security
Learn about how to customize and administer a WebLogic security realm. See Securing WebLogicServer.
Learn about how to secure applications and other WebLogic resources. See Securing WebLogic Resources.
Because your WebLogic Server production environment is likely to contain a number of Managed Servers and application resources (such as EARs, WARs, and EJBs) deployed to these servers, ensuring that your environment is secure means ensuring that each piece of the environment is secure. Each time you create a new WebLogic Server instance or deploy a new module, you should secure them or at minimum, double check that they are already secured by an existing security policy.
Note: This release of WebLogic Server includes Compatibility security, which supports security realms developed in WebLogic Server 6.x. For information about configuring compatibility security, see Set up Compatibility securityand Using Compatibility Security. Compatibility security is deprecated in this release of WebLogic Server and will not be supported in future major releases. BEA encourages users of compatibility security to migrate their usage forward.