Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 3 Developer's Guide

ProcedureTo Create an ACL

  1. Login to Admin Console

  2. From the Common Task screen select the configuration from the drop-down list and click Edit Configurations tab.

  3. Click the Access Control tab in the configuration screen.

  4. Click the Access Control Lists (ACL) tab in the Authentication Databases screen.

  5. Click New to create an ACL.

    The default access control list resides in the directory install_dir/admin-server/config. The default ACL file is default.acl.

    With Web Server you can configure and reference multiple ACL files. For more information about configuring ACL files for virtual servers, see the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 3 Administrator’s Guide.

    You can use the Access Control API to manipulate ACLs, read and write ACL files, and evaluate and test access to resources on the server.

    You can also define your own attributes for authentication. The following example shows how you could authenticate users based on an e-mail address or on the URL that referred them to the resource:

    allow (read) referrer="**"

    You can also authenticate the client based on your own authentication methods and databases.