This is a text description of asoag018.gif, an image which shows the steps to authenticate clients when SSL is used with other authentication methods as follows:
- A client seeks to connect to an Oracle server.
- SSL performs a handshake during which the server authenticates itself to the client and both the client and server establish which cipher suite to use.
- Once the SSL handshake is successfully completed, the user seeks access to the database.
- The Oracle server authenticates the user with the authentication server using a non-SSL authentication method such as Kerberos or RADIUS.
- Upon validation by the authentication server, the Oracle server grants access and authorization to the user. Then the user can access the database securely by using SSL.