Monthly Archive: January 2014

Configure Apache Webserver to authenticate from LDAP Server

1. Connect to the LDAP Server from an LDAP Browser

ldap browser

ldap browser connected

2. Uncomment these two modules in httpd.conf

LoadModule ldap_module modules/
LoadModule authnz_ldap_module modules/

3. Add the following Location directive

<Location />

AuthType Basic
Require valid-user
AuthName   “Enter Your ldap Username/Password”
AuthBasicProvider   ldap
AuthzLDAPAuthoritative   off
AuthLDAPURL    ldap://localhost:444
AuthLDAPBindDN    “uid=faisal,ou=People, dc=bea,dc=com”
AuthLDAPBindPassword    faisal
ErrorDocument    401   “Please use your ldap username and password to login.”


4. Restart Apapche Webserver

5. Log in to the server with LDAP Credentials




login success

Starting a specific JBOSS server profile and a specific ip-address

 A. Starting a specific JBOSS server profile :

1. Navigate to the path …\jboss-eap-5.1\jboss-as\server

2. The server folder has different profile. Create a duplicate copy of the default folder and rename it to server1. We can  customize this profile and start it.

3. To start server1 , navigate to the path …\jboss-eap-5.1\jboss-as\bin\ and open the command prompt.

4. Enter the command  run -c server1 ( “-c” is used to choose the profile name)


Once, the command is executed the server1 profile starts


5. To check the console, go to http://localhost:8080/jmx-console


6. Enter the Username and Password (I have used my credentials to log in, we will cover how to manage user credentials password later in this article). The JMX Agent View console is displayed:


B. Starting a specific JBOSS server on a given IP-Address :

1. Repeat steps 1-3 in section A.

2. Enter the command  run -c server1 -b ip-address ( “-b” is used to run the server on the specific ip-address)

Installing JBoss EAP as a windows service

1. Copy …\jboss-ep-5.1\native\sbin to …\jboss-eap-5.1\jboss-as\bin

2.  Locate the cmd.exe file in the path  C:\Windows\System32\ and right click to Run as administrator.


The following command prompt is displayed:


3.  Navigate to the path  …\jboss-eap-5.1\jboss-as\bin\ in the command prompt and execute the command service.bat install


The service JBEAP5SVC -SERVER1 has been created.

4. We can start and stop the service from the Task Manager.