Sun Java System Access Manager (Access Manager) provides an infrastructure for an organization to administer the processes used to manage the digital identities of customers, employees, and partners who use their web-based services and non web-based applications. Because these resources might be distributed across a wide range of internal and external computing networks, the attributes, policies and entitlements are defined and applied to each identity to manage access to these technologies.
The Java ES installer provides Access Manager as a single installable component. If needed, the following Access Manager subcomponents can be installed separately:
Identity Management and Policy Services Core. Provides the means for creating and managing user identities, and for defining and evaluating policies that provide access to Java ES resources based on users’ identities. This subcomponent also includes the Access Manager SDK and the Delegated Administrator (see Sun Java System Delegated Administrator 6 2005Q4) subcomponents.
Access Manager SDK. Provides a remote interface to Access Manager. This subcomponent needs to be installed on any computer hosting a Java ES component that accesses Access Manager remotely.
Access Manager Administration Console. This graphical interface consolidates identity services and policy management and provides a single interface for users to create and manage user accounts, service attributes, and access rules in the Directory Server.
Common Domain Services for Federation Management. Enables users to use a single identity to access applications offered by multiple affiliated service providers.