The Java EE 6 Tutorial, Volume I

Mapping an Application Principal to EIS Principals

When using the Enterprise Server, you can use security maps to map the caller identity of the application (principal or user group) to a suitable EIS principal in container-managed transaction-based scenarios. When an application principal initiates a request to an EIS, the Enterprise Server first checks for an exact principal using the security map defined for the connector connection pool to determine the mapped back end EIS principal. If there is no exact match, then the Enterprise Server uses the wild card character specification, if any, to determine the mapped back-end EIS principal. Security maps are used when an application user needs to execute EIS operations that require to be executed as a specific identity in the EIS.

    To work with security maps, use the Admin Console. From the Admin Console, follow these steps to get to the security maps page:

  1. Expand the Resources node.

  2. Expand the Connectors node.

  3. Select the Work Security Maps node.

  4. Click New to create a new work security map for a resource adapter.

  5. Enter a name by which you will refer to the security map, as well as the other required information. Click the Help button for more information on the individual options.