Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 Getting Started Guide

ProcedureTo create a directory service

A directory service allows you to authenticate and authorize users and groups. You can configure a directory service in one of the following ways:

In this example, we will set up user information in a file.

  1. Access the Administration Server and choose the Global Settings tab.

  2. Click the Configure Directory Service link.

  3. From the Create New Service of Type drop-down list, choose Key File as the type of directory service. This is a text file that contains the user’s password and the list of groups to which the user belongs.

    Figure 3–1 Creating New Directory Service Type

    Creating new Directory Service type

  4. Click New.

  5. Specify keyfile1 as the Directory Service ID and HRAuthFile as the name of the file, as shown below:

    Figure 3–2 Configuring Directory Service Type

    Configuring Directory Service Type

  6. Click Save Changes.

  7. Restart the server for the changes to take effect.