The LDAP Transport is used by FEB to communicate with your LDAP.

The base LDAP transport that ships with FEB requires the username and password to access the repository to be entered in plain text within the service description xml file. This is generally not a good idea and is something that will be addressed in a future release, but until that time we can address the problem by writing our own custom transport.

Note: If you have never written your own custom transport please reference the existing article, Creating a Custom Transport and Service Description.

This custom transport extends the base LDAP transport and leverages the WebSphere J2CAlias feature. The transport will retrieve the username and password from the J2CAlias repository and then pass that to the base LDAP transport eliminating the need to have the user and password included in the xml file as plain text.