Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Administration Guide

Realm-based Authentication Login URLs

The realm for authentication can be specified in the User Interface Login URL by defining the realm Parameter or the domain Parameter. The realm of a request for authentication is determined from the following, in order of precedence:

  1. The domain parameter.

  2. The realm parameter.

  3. The value of the DNS Alias Names attribute in the Administration Service.

    After calling the correct realm, the authentication module(s) to which the user will authenticate are retrieved from the realm Authentication Configuration attribute in the Core Authentication Service. The login URLs used to specify and initiate realm-based authentication are:


    If there is no defined parameter, the realm will be determined from the server host and domain specified in the login URL.