The Authentication Web Service provides programmatic interfaces to allow clients to interact with it. The following sections provide short descriptions of these packages. For more detailed information, see the Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Java API Reference. The authentication-related packages include:
This package provides web service clients with a method to request authentication credentials from the Authentication Web Service and receive responses back from it using the Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL).
This package provides an interface that must be implemented for each different SASL mechanism to enable authentication using them. Each SASL mechanism will correspond to one implementation that will process incoming SASL requests and generate outgoing SASL responses.
This package provides classes that correspond to the request and response elements defined in the Liberty XSD schema that accompanies the Liberty ID-WSF Authentication Service Specification.