The Java EE 5 Tutorial

Mapping Application Roles to Application Server Groups

Map the role of helloUser defined in the application to the group of user defined on the Application Server by adding a security-role-mapping element to the sun-web.xml runtime deployment descriptor file. The runtime deployment descriptor is an XML file that contains information such as the context root of the web application and the mapping of the portable names of an application’s resources to the Application Server’s resources.

The runtime deployment descriptor for this example, tut-install/javaeetutorial5/examples/web/hello2_basicauth/web/WEB-INF/sun-web.xml, looks like this: