Sun Java System Access Manager is part of the Sun Identity Management infrastructure that allows an organization to manage secure access to Web applications and other resources both within an enterprise and across business-to-business (B2B) value chains.
Access Manager provides these main functions:
Centralized authentication and authorization services using both role-based and rule-based access control
Single sign-on (SSO) for access to an organization's Web-based applications
Federated identity support with the Liberty Alliance Project and Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML)
Logging of critical information including administrator and user activities by Access Manager components for subsequent analysis, reporting, and auditing.