Access Manager provides the SSO APIs primarily for web-based applications although the APIs can be extended to any non-web-based applications with limitations. When developing non-web-based applications, you can use the SSO APIs in one of two ways:
The application must obtain the Access Manager cookie value and pass it into the SSO client methods to get to the session token. The method used for this process is application-specific.
You can use command-line applications such as amadmin. In this case, session tokens can be created to access the Directory Server directly. There is no session created, making the Access Manager access valid only within that process or VM.