The Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers (JASPIC) specification (Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers) defines a service provider interface (SPI) by which Authentication Configuration Providers that implement message authentication mechanisms can be integrated in server Web application message processing containers or runtimes.
The JASPIC Authentication Configuration Provider assumes responsibility for authenticating the user credentials and returning a Subject. That is, if you configure an Authentication Configuration Provider, it is used instead of the WLS authentication mechanism for Web Applications. WebLogic Server then treats this Subject as it would all others. Authentication Configuration Providers integrated through this interface operate on network messages provided to them by the WLS container. They authenticate incoming Web application messages and return to their calling container (WLS) the identity (the expected Subject) established as a result of the message authentication.
For a custom Authentication Configuration Provider, you specify the class name of the Authentication Configuration Provider, plus any configuration properties for that provider.
To configure a custom Authentication Configuration Provider:
The JASPIC general page appears.
The JASPIC Authentication Configuration Providers page for the domain appears.
You can accept the suggested name of CustomAuthConfigProvider-0, or use another name of your choice. The Class Name is dependent on the implementation of your custom Authentication Configuration Provider.
Each property must be on a separate line. For example: property1=value1.