Overview

This resource allows you to manage authentication providers in a WebLogic domain.

Here is an example on how you should use this:

wls_authentication_provider { 'ldap':
  ensure            => 'present',
  control_flag      => 'SUFFICIENT',
  providerclassname => 'weblogic.security.providers.authentication.LDAPAuthenticator',
  attributes:       =>  'Principal;Host;Port;CacheTTL;CacheSize;MaxGroupMembershipSearchLevel;SSLEnabled',
  attributesvalues  =>  'ldapuser;ldapserver;389;60;1024;4;1',
  order             =>  '0'
}

To manage Weblogic’s DefaultIdentityAsserter use the wls_identity_asserter type. In this example you are managing a provider in the default domain. When you want to manage a provider in a specific domain, you can use:

wls_authentication_provider { 'MyDomain/MyAuthenticationProvider':
  ensure           => 'present',
}

Check the Oracle Weblogic documentation for more documentation about setting up and managing a WebLogic cluster.

Attributes

Attribute Name Short Description
attributes The extra authentication provider properties.
attributesvalues The extra authentication provider property values.
authentication_provider_name The authentication provider name.
control_flag The control flag.
domain With this parameter, you identify the domain, where your objects is in.
ensure The basic property that the resource should be in.
name The name.
order The order of the Authentication Provider (0 is highest)
   
provider resource.
provider_specific The provider specific properties.
providerclassname The provider class name.
timeout Timeout for applying a resource.

attributes

The extra authentication provider properties.

These are extra properties you add to the provider. This parameter is a sibling to attributesvalues. This parameter allows you to specify extra settings you pass to the creation of the authentication provider. They are only used when creating the authentication provider and not used during normal operation.

wls_authentication_provider{'my_athentication_provider':
  ...
  attributes       => ['attribute_a','attribute_b'],
  attribute_values => ['value_for_a', 'value_for_b']
  ...
}

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attributesvalues

The extra authentication provider property values.

This parameter is a sibling to attributes. This parameter allows you to specify extra settings you pass to the creation of the authentication provider. They are only used when creating the authentication provider and not used during normal operation.

wls_authentication_provider{'my_athentication_provider':
  ...
  attributes       => ['attribute_a','attribute_b'],
  attribute_values => ['value_for_a', 'value_for_b']
  ...
}

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authentication_provider_name

The authentication provider name.

To identify an authentication provider, use:

wls_authentication_provider{'domain/authentication_provider_name':
  ...
}

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control_flag

The control flag.

Here is an example on how to use this:

wls_authentication_provider{'my_provider':
  ...
  control_flag => 'Required',
  ...
}

Specifies how the authentication provider behaviour influences the total flow. For more information checkout the documentation of propery DefaultAuthenticatorMBean.ControlFlag in the WebLogic documentation.

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domain

With this parameter, you identify the domain, where your objects is in.

The domain name is part of the full qualified name of any WebLogic object on a system. Let’s say we want to describe a WebLogic server. The full qualified name is:

wls_server{'domain_name/server_name':
  ensure => present,
  ...
}

When you don’t specify a domain name, Puppet will use default as domain name. For every domain you want to manage, you’ll have to put a wls_settings in your manifest.

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ensure

The basic property that the resource should be in.

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name

The name.

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order

The order of the Authentication Provider (0 is highest)

Specifies the order in which the providers will be called. For more information checkout the documentation of propery AuthenticationProviders in the WebLogic documentation. Here is an example on how to use this:

wls_authentication_provider{'my_provider':
  ...
  order => 1, # Means it is the second (after 0)
  ...
}

Optionally, providers can be ordered by providing a value to the order paramater, which is a zero-based list. When configuring ordering order, it may be necessary to create the resources with Puppet ordering (if not using Hiera) or by structuring Hiera in matching order. Otherwise ordering may fail if not all authentication providers are created yet (by default the provider will be ordered last if it is greater than the number of providers currently configured).

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provider

The specific backend to use for this wls_authentication_provider resource. You will seldom need to specify this — Puppet will usually discover the appropriate provider for your platform.Available providers are:

prefetching
Manage wls_authentication_providers

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provider_specific

The provider specific properties.

This value is a Hash that contains key’s and values. Here is an example on how to use this:

wls_authentication_provider { 'domain/MyLDAPAuthenticator':
  ...
  provider_specific   => {
    'ResultsTimeLimit' => 300,
    'SSLEnabled'       => 0,
    'Host'             => 'ldap.enterprisemodules.com',
    'ConnectTimeout'   => '5000',
  },
  providerclassname  => 'weblogic.security.providers.authentication.LDAPAuthenticator',
}

In this example the ResultsTimeLimit, SSLEnabled, Host and ConnectTimeout are the provider-specific properties for the weblogic.security.providers.authentication.LDAPAuthenticator class. In this example, we mix integer values and quoted integer values. It doesn’t matter. Internally all values are quoted and converted to their right representation.

For the logical value SSLEnabled, you must use 0 for false and 1 for true. When you use the values false or true, the changes are not idempotent.

When you specify a key value that the provider doesn’t understand or a value that is invalid for the specific property, the puppet type will fail with the error

Error: Failed to apply catalog: command in daemon failed.

ATTENTION:

Most of the properties from the wls_authentication_provider need a restart from the Admin server. If you don’t restart the server, the changes will not be applied, and Puppet will redo them.

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providerclassname

The provider class name.

This is the class name of the authentication provider you are creating. This is a parameter and will only be used during creatio of the provider. You cannot change a class name of a provider.

wls_authentication_provider{'my_athentication_provider':
  ...
  classname => 'LDAPAUthenticator'
  ...
}

Check The WebLogic documentation for a list of valid classes.

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timeout

Timeout for applying a resource.

To be sure no Puppet operation, hangs a Puppet daemon, all operations have a timeout. When this timeout expires, Puppet will abort the current operation and signal an error in the Puppet run.

With this parameter, you can specify the length of the timeout. The value is specified in seconds. In this example, the timeout is set to 600 seconds.

wls_server{'my_server':
  ...
  timeout => 600,
}

The default value for timeout is 120 seconds.

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