Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Federation and SAML Administration Guide

Authentication Web Service API

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 Java API Reference in /AccessManager-base/SUNWam/docs or on The authentication-related packages include: Package

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). Package

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. Package

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. More information about the XSD schemas can be found in Schema Files and Service Definition Documents.