Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Deployment Planning Guide

Chaining Multiple Authentication Modules

You can use the administration console to chain multiple authentication modules to work together as single a authentication service . When multiple authentication modules are chained together, the end-user must authenticate at least one of authentication modules in defined in the authentication group. Or the user may be required to authenticate to all of the modules, depending upon on how authentication chaining is configured.

The following instructions demonstrate chaining the DataStore Authentication module and Windows Desktop SSO Authentication module to work together as an authentication service. Using this configuration, an end-user can access OpenSSO Enterprise using the authentication service name. Example: