Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Developer's Guide

Extending the AMLoginModule Class

Custom authentication modules extend the com.sun.identity.authentication.spi.AMLoginModule class. The class must also implement the init(), process() and getPrincipal() methods in order to communicate with the authentication module configuration files. The callbacks are then dynamically generated based on this file. Other methods that can be defined include setLoginFailureURL and setLoginSuccessURL which defines URLs to send the user to based on a failed or successful authentication, respectively.

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To make use of the account locking feature with custom authentication modules, the InvalidPasswordException exception should be thrown when the password is invalid.