Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Administrator's Guide

Creating an Authentication Database

For creating an authentication database through the Administration Console, click Configurations > Configuration Name > Access Control > Authentication Databases > New button. Check out the Administration Console Inline help for field descriptions. Based on the selected Authentication Database, the fields change. For example, for PAM based Authentication DB, only the authentication DB name is required.

Required options for creating an Authentication Database is enumerated here:


  • Authentication Database Name

  • Host Name

  • Port

  • Base DN

Key FIle 

  • Authentication Database Name

  • File Path

Digest File 

  • Authentication Database Name

  • File Path


  • Authentication Database Name

For creating an authentication database through CLI, execute the following command.

wadm> create-authdb --user=admin --password-file=admin.pwd 
--host=serverhost --port=8989 --config=config1 
--url=ldap://,dc=sun,dc=com LDAP1

See CLI Reference, create-authdb(1).

In the above example, a URL has been specified for the authentication database. The type of authentication database is specified in this URL scheme. For example, ldap://ds.example.come/dc=example,dc=com configures an LDAP directory server as an authentication database.