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Trying to use JConsole username & password

David Irwin
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Joined: Mar 25, 2004
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I've deployed a stand alone Java application and have enabled JMX using the -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authentication=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false command line options. Right now I can successfully connect to the JVM using JConsole. I'd like, however, to enable username/passwords in order to make monitoring and controlling via JConsole a bit more secure. Per Sun documents it would appear that I need to:

1) Remove the -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false system variable (it defaults to true)
2) Rename the <JRE_HOME>/lib/management/jmxremote.password.template to <JRE_HOME>/lib/management/jmxremote.password and verify the <JRE_HOME>/lib/management/jmxremote.access files in order to enable user authentication.
3) Secure both the jmxremote.password and jmxremote.access by removing the suggested Windows permissions.

However, after making these changes and restarting the application I can still connect using JConsole from a different computer without being required to enter a username/password.

What do I need to do differently?

Thanks,
Dave

Tried using both JDK 1.5.0_14 and JRE 1.6.0_11 on Windows XP.
 
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