Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2 Guide for IBM WebSphere Portal Server

Fetching Attributes as Cookies

When the agent is configured to provide the LDAP attributes as cookies, the necessary values are set as server specific cookies by the agent with the path specified as “/.”

Multi-valued attributes are set as a single cookie value in a manner that all values of the attribute are concatenated into a single string using a separator character that can be specified by the following configuration entry:


One of the tasks of the application is to parse this value back into the individual values to ensure the correct interpretation of the multi-valued LDAP attributes for the logged on user.

When you are fetching attributes as cookies, also use the cookie reset functionality to ensure that these cookies get cleaned up from the client browser when the client browser’s session expires. For more information, see Using Cookie Reset Functionality in J2EE Agents.