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OpenAM by Indira Thangasamy

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Chapter 6. Protecting a Simple Web Application to Provide SSO

In this chapter, let us see how the customer can protect their web application using the OpenSSO Policy agents in order to provide Single Sign-On (SSO) capability. SSO is an access-control mechanism that enables users to log in and access multiple applications without having to log in again. With fewer login credentials to create, memorize, apply, and maintain, users and IT both benefit by saving time and effort.

There are three types of SSO that are possible with OpenSSO. They are as follows:

  • Same-domain SSO or simply SSO is applied only to a single Domain Name System (DNS) domain.
  • Cross-domain SSO (CDSSO) is applied to multiple domains within the same organization. With CDSSO in place, ...

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