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OpenAM by Indira Thangasamy

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Chapter 4. Authentication and Session Service

You might have noticed that OpenSSO requires authentication to perform any kind of activity, whether to read the audit records or to access a particular user identity, irrespective of the access point (GUI or CLI). So authentication is a must in order to interact with the server. What is authentication anyway? Well, authentication is the process of identifying and proving the identity of an entity; for example, a user, a computer, or an application. Typically authentication is established by verifying a username and password or a digital certificate in a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) deployment. Authentication service is a key function of the OpenSSO server; all the unauthenticated requests to the ...

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