Access Control Handler

This is an abstract object type that cannot be instantiated.

Access Control Handlers manage the application-wide access control. The OpenDJ access control handler is defined through an extensible interface, so that alternate implementations can be created. Only one access control handler may be active in the server at any given time.

Note that OpenDJ also has a privilege subsystem, which may have an impact on what clients may be allowed to do in the server. For example, any user with the bypass-acl privilege is not subject to access control checking regardless of whether the access control implementation is enabled.

Access Control Handlers

The following Access Control Handlers are available:

These Access Control Handlers inherit the properties described below.

Access Control Handler Properties

You can use configuration expressions to set property values at startup time. For details, see Property Value Substitution.

Basic Properties

enabled
java-class

Basic Properties

Use the --advanced option to access advanced properties.

enabled

Synopsis

Indicates whether the Access Control Handler is enabled. If set to FALSE, then any client (including unauthenticated or anonymous clients) is allowed to bind to the server and any connection with the "bypass-acl" privilege is allowed to perform any operation.

Default Value

None

Allowed Values

true

false

Multi-valued

No

Required

Yes

Admin Action Required

None

Advanced

No

Read-Only

No

java-class

Synopsis

Specifies the fully-qualified name of the Java class that provides the Access Control Handler implementation.

Default Value

None

Allowed Values

A Java class that extends or implements:

  • org.opends.server.api.AccessControlHandler

Multi-valued

No

Required

Yes

Admin Action Required

The object must be disabled and re-enabled for changes to take effect.

Advanced

No

Read-Only

No