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Portal Agents and Authentication Strategies

Portal Agents can be configured to support different authentication strategies:

  • Simple Portal Agents. External application does not require any authentication parameters.
  • Single Sign-On Portal Agents. External application requires authentication parameters.
    • NCSA-based Portal Agents send a user name and password as part of the URL in plain text. Note that NCSA is no longer widely used as an authentication mechanism.
    • Form-based Portal Agents send authentication parameters as part of the body portion of the HTTP request.

For more information about authentication, see Siebel Security Guide.

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