Sun OpenSSO Enterprise Policy Agent 3.0 User's Guide for Web Agents

Creating an Agent Group and Enabling Agents to Inherit Properties From That Group

The Concept of agent groups is new in Policy Agent 3.0. You can create an agent group and then allow an agent to inherit specified properties from the group. The following tasks describe how to enable this type of property inheritance.

ProcedureTo Create a New Group

If desired, perform this task in the OpenSSO Enterprise Administration Console. This task applies to web agent groups.

Create a group if you want agents to inherit specific properties from the group. web agents can inherit properties from a web agent group.

  1. Click the Access Control tab.

  2. Click the name of the realm to which the group will belong.

  3. Click the Agents tab.

  4. If necessary, select the Web Agents tab.

  5. In the Group section, click New.

  6. In the Name field, enter the name for the new group name.

  7. In the Server URL field, enter the OpenSSO Enterprise server URL.

    For example,

  8. Click Create.

    The Console creates the agent group and displays the web agent page again, with a link to the group.

    To do additional configuration of the group, click this link to display the Edit agent group page.

    The properties you can set to configure a group are the same as they are for an individual agent except that the Group, Password, and Password Confirm properties are not available at the group level.

    Note –

    Also, be aware that some group properties already have variable values assigned that in most cases should not be changed. The following is one example of such a value:


ProcedureTo Enable a Web Agent to Inherit Properties From a Group

Before You Begin

The group from which you want an agent to inherit properties must be created first.

  1. Using a browser, navigate through OpenSSO Enterprise Console to the agent properties of the J2EE agent that you want to configure.

    For the steps to navigate to the J2EE agent properties, see To Navigate in the OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Console to the Web Agent Properties.

  2. With the Global tab selected, for the attribute labeled Group, select the name of the group from which you want the agent to inherit properties.

  3. Click Save.

    At the top of the page, the Inheritance Settings button becomes active.

  4. Click Inheritance Settings.

    A list of inheritance settings for the Global tab appear in alphabetical order.

  5. Select the properties that you want the agent to inherit from the group.

  6. Click Save.

Next Steps

This task just describes how to change the inheritance settings for properties listed in the Global tab. For the inheritance settings of properties listed in other tabs, such as Application, click the desired tab and edit the inheritance settings in the same manner described in the preceding steps.