The Java Web Console is a web page where you can find the Sun system management web-based applications that are installed and registered on your system. Registration is automatically a part of an application's installation process. Thus, registration requires no administrator intervention.
The Java Web Console provides the following:
A single point of entry for login and the launching of browser-based system management applications
The Java Web Console is Sun's current direction for system management applications. The console provides a central location from which you can start browser-based management applications simply by clicking the application names. No compatibility exists between the Java Web Console and the Solaris Management Console. The Java Web Console is a web application that you access through a browser, and Solaris Management Console is a Java application that you start from a command line. Because the consoles are completely independent, you can run both consoles on the same system at the same time.
Single sign-on in this context means that you do not have to authenticate yourself to each management application after you authenticate yourself to the web console. You enter your user name and password just once per console session.
Dynamically organized and aggregated applications
Applications are installed and displayed on the console launch page under the category of management tasks that is most applicable.
Categories include the following:
A common look and feel
All web console applications use the same user interface (UI) components and behavior, thereby reducing the learning curve for administrators.
Standard, extensible authentication, authorization, and auditing mechanisms
The Java Web Console supports Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM), role-based access control (RBAC) roles, and Basic Security Module (BSM) auditing.