IBM HTTP Server for IBM i includes the IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache).
The IBM HTTP Server for IBM i includes a rich collection of enhancements and features for a secure connection and a rich set of security features and services that pertain to the goals of authentication, authorization, integrity, confidentiality, and auditing.
IBM i OS user profiles can be used for authentication. The advantage of this implementation is that is does not require you to perform additional configuration steps or to maintain a separate user database.
User profiles with limited capabilities and no sign on access, and *SECOFR class users (although this practice is highly discouraged), can be used for this purpose.
Users with limited capabilities may require additional permissions settings:
Grant IBM i user profiles permissions to access PHP when using Basic Authentication
IBM HTTP Server Configuration (httpd.conf)
IBM HTTP Server for IBM i secure connection relaying on the system user profiles feature and a Web Administration for IBM i OS that provides a full function GUI interface for configuring and managing many Web technologies, With IBM HTTP Server for i you can quickly and easily establish a Web presence and get started on the road to working the Web for business.