- WebSphere administrative security is not enabled: You can enter any user ID, valid or not, to log in to the administrative console. The user ID is used to track changes to the configuration, but is not authenticated. You can also simply leave the User ID field blank and click the Log In button.
- WebSphere administrative security is enabled.: You must enter a valid user ID and password that has been assigned an administrative security role.
Logging into WAS Admin Console
The user ID specified during login is used to track configuration changes made by the user. This allows you to recover from unsaved session changes made under the same user ID, for example, when a session times out or the user closes the Web browser without saving. The user ID for login depends on whether WebSphere administrative security is enabled.