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J2EE Security provides a mechanism called EJBRoles that can be used to provide security for applications running in J2EE-compliant application servers, including WebSphere Application Server. Use of EJBRoles requires that users, or groups of users, be mapped to EJBRoles so that WebSphere can perform security checks when applications are running. It is common to find several WebSphere environments in a large organization. Management of EJBRoles across these environments can become complex and expensive. IBM's Tivoli Access Manager provides a software component that can be integrated with WebSphere Application Server to provide centralized management of EJBRoles. When WebSphere is configured with this component it relies on Tivoli to determine if access to an EJBRole is allowed. This article describes how Tivoli Access Manager (TAM) for WebSphere Application Server w... (more)