My esteemed colleague Alan Nichols has posted an excellent description of the Kerberos/SPNEGO mechanism used by Access Manager to provide single sign-on from the desktop login. Go check it out!
Fresh on www.sun.com – the third iteration of Sun’s JavaTM Enterprise System – 2005Q1. Includes the latest, greatest Sun Java System Access Manager. New features in Access Manager 6 2005Q1 (aka 6.3) include:
- Liberty ID-WSF Authentication Service – allows web service consumers to authenticate directly, without bootstrapping through ID-FF
- Container independent session failover
- New authentication modules for MSISDN, JDBC and SAML