This manual explains the features and administration of the Oracle Platform Security Services.
This preface is divided into the following sections:
The intended audience of this guide are experienced Java developers, administrators, deployers, and application managers who want to understand and use Oracle Platform Security Services.
The overall structure of the guide is divided into parts, each of which groups related major topics. Parts I through III are relevant to administrators; parts IV contains information about the OPSS policy model and is intended for developers; and part V contains reference information.
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