Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Deployment Planning Guide

Analyzing the Deployment Architecture Options

Oracle has two solutions for web-based single sign-on. One solution is to use the legacy Oracle Access Manager single sign-on product, previously known as Oblix Access, which is integrated in the Oracle Application Server. This chapter focuses on this first solution.

Another solution is to use the Oracle Access Manager product with OpenSSO Enterprise. Oracle Access Manager is usually used for both single sign-on and delegated administration. This second solution is out of the scope of this document.

Oracle Access Manager and OpenSSO Enterprise typically co-exist in the following use cases:

Single logout for any these of these use cases can be implemented in many ways.

Logical architecture diagrams and process flow diagrams for these deployment options are described in the following section “Understanding the Business Use Cases.”