Configuring Remember me for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition authentication

You can configure a Remember me cookie for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition authentication that works with step-up authentication. When this feature is enabled, users are logged in automatically when they access a protected portal area by presenting a valid Remember me cookie.

About this task

If the portal area has a higher step-up authentication, users are asked to provider their user ID and password credentials. Otherwise, the users can enter the protected area without providing their credentials.


  1. Make sure the WebSphere_Portal server is running.
  2. Log on to the WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console as an administrator.
  3. Click Resources > Resource Environment > Resource Environment Providers.
  4. Click WP RememberMeConfigService to open the properties view.
  5. Click Custom properties.
  6. Click New.
  7. Enter the following values for the new property:
    1. Name: j2eeAuthenticate
    2. Value: true
    3. Type: java.lang.Boolean
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click the Save link in the Messages box to save the changes to the master configuration.