Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Administration Guide

User-based Authentication Login URLs

User-based authentication can be specified in the User Interface Login URL by defining a user Parameter. After calling the correct user, the authentication module(s) to which the user will authenticate are retrieved from the User Authentication Configuration instance defined for the user.

The login URLs used to specify and initiate this role-based authentication are:


If there is no configured realm Parameter, the realm to which the role belongs will be determined from the server host and domain specified in the login URL itself.

User Alias List Attribute

On receiving a request for user-based authentication, the Authentication service first verifies that the user is a valid user and then retrieves the Authentication Configuration data for them. In the case where there is more then one valid user profile associated with the value of the user Login URL parameter, all profiles must map to the specified user. The User Alias Attribute (iplanet-am-user-alias-list ) in the User profile is where other profiles belonging to the user can be defined. If mapping fails, the user is denied a valid session. The exception would be if one of the users is a top-level admin whereby the user mapping validation is not done and the user is given top—level Admin rights.