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Status Not under consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 12, 2021

Liberty zOS SAF delegation switch

In WAS z/OS traditional cells, we are using the paramters: com.ibm.security.SAF.authorization = false and com.ibm.security.SAF.delegation = false.
The developers use the application-bnd.xml files to map J2EE roles to a bind-able referenced role in their applications.

Liberty z/OS uses SAF and EJBROLEs described in the link: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS7K4U_liberty/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.zseries.doc/ae/twlp_sec_rolebased.html
The developers want to continue use in Liberty z/OS the same definitions that they use in WAS z/OS traditional applications. They want to be able to configure the user and group to
role mapping in the server.xml. (It is possible in Liberty which run in other platforms).
They do not want to use the EJBROLEs definitons in RACF.

Would be possible to have a switch in Liberty z/OS to work like Liberty running in other platforms?

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS7K4U_liberty/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.zseries.doc/ae/twlp_sec_rolebased.html

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 148569
RFE URL
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Admin
    Alasdair Nottingham
    Oct 1, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. We've not heard back from you in some time, and according to our policy (https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6242260) for reviewing and addressing RFEs we have decided to close this request. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <charters@uk.ibm.com>.

  • Admin
    Alasdair Nottingham
    May 13, 2021

    Liberty on z/OS only integrates with SAF if the zosSecurity-1.0 feature is enabled. If you do not enable that feature you do not get SAF integration which we believe is the equivalent behaviour to the two quoted settings for WebSphere traditional. Is there something about not enabling zosSecurity-1.0 that doesn't work for your situation?