The Web Service Client (WSC) security agent profile stores the configuration data related to securing a request from a WSC and validating the request when received by the WSP. The data includes the WSP's supported security mechanisms, keystore locations, SAML configurations, signing and encryption instructions, and endpoints. It also defines whether an end user token should be generated. For more information, see Part IV, The Web Services Stack, Identity Services, and Web Services Security, in Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Technical Overview.
Out of the box, wsc is the default WSC security agent profile. Additional profiles can be defined with the profile name dependant on the service name defined in the web service client's WSDL file. (The security agent searches based on the service name.) This allows multiple web service clients to use the same configuration data store. The name of the web service client must be unique across all agents.
The Group functionality is not supported with the Web Service Client Security Agent Profile.