Access Manager is a component of the Sun Java Enterprise System, a software infrastructure that supports enterprise applications distributed across a network or Internet environment. Related documentation is available as follows:
For instructions on installing Access Manager, begin with the Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX.
The Access Manager documentation set contains the following titles:
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Release Notes will be available online after the product is released. It gathers an assortment of last-minute information, including a description of what is new in this current release, known problems and limitations, installation notes, and how to report issues with the software or the documentation.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Technical Overview provides an overview of how Access Manager components work together to consolidate access control functions, and to protect enterprise assets and web-based applications. It also explains basic Access Manager concepts and terminology.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Deployment Planning Guide provides information for planning an Access Manager deployment within an existing information technology infrastructure.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Postinstallation Guide provides information on configuration tasks you perform after installing Access Manager.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Performance Tuning Guide provides information on how to tune Access Manager and its related components for optimal performance.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Administration Guide describes how to configure, monitor, manage, and maintain Access Manager services, identities, and policies either through the console or the command-line interface.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Administration Reference provides reference information for administrators including, for example, error codes.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2006Q4 Federation and SAML Administration Guide (this guide) provides information about the features in Access Manager that are based on the Liberty Alliance Project and SAML specifications. It includes information on the services based on these specifications, instructions for enabling a Liberty-based environment, and summaries of the application programming interface (API) for extending the framework.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Developer’s Guide offers information on how to customize Access Manager and integrate its functionality into an organization’s current technical infrastructure. It also contains details about the programmatic aspects of the product and its API.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 C API Reference provides summaries of data types, structures, and functions that make up the public Access Manager C APIs.
The Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Java API Reference is generated from Java code using the JavadocTM tool. The pages provide information on the implementation of the Java packages in Access Manager.
The Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2 User’s Guide provides an overview of the policy functionality and the policy agents available for Access Manager.
Updates to the Release Notes and links to modifications of the core documentation can be found on the Access Manager page at the Sun Java Enterprise System documentation web site. Updated documents will be marked with a revision date.
The following books in the Sun Java Enterprise System documentation set contain planning and installation procedures for Access Manager:
A full list of the Java Enterprise System documentation is documented in the following table.Table P–1 Sun Java Enterprise System Documentation Listing
Contains the latest information about Java ES, including known problems. In addition, components have their own release notes listed in the Release Notes Collection.
Introduces the technical and conceptual foundations of Java ES. Describes components, the architecture, processes, and features.
Provides an introduction to planning and designing enterprise deployment solutions based on Java ES. Presents basic concepts and principles of deployment planning and design, discusses the solution life cycle, and provides high-level examples and strategies to use when planning solutions based on Java ES.
Helps you develop the implementation specifications for the hardware, operating system, and network aspects of your Java ES deployment. Describes issues such as component dependencies to address in your installation and configuration plan.
Guides you through the process of installing Java ES. Also shows how to configure components after installation, and verify that they function properly.
Gives additional information about configuration parameters, provides worksheets to use in your configuration planning, and lists reference material such as default directories and port numbers on the Solaris Operating System and Linux operating environment.
Provides instructions for upgrading to Java ES 5 from previously installed versions.
Gives instructions for setting up the Monitoring Framework for each product component and using the Monitoring Console to view real-time data and create monitoring rules.
Useful information can be found in the documentation for the following Sun Java System products:
Because Sun Java System Directory Server can be used as the data store in an Access Manager deployment, you should be familiar with the Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.
Because Sun Java System Web Server can be used as the web container in an Access Manager deployment, you should be familiar with the Sun Java System Web Server 7, in particular the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Developer’s Guide to Java Web Applications.
Because Sun Java System Application Server can be used as the web container in an Access Manager deployment, you should be familiar with the Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2.
Because Sun Java System Web Proxy Server can be used as a proxy server in an Access Manager deployment, you should be familiar with theSun Java System Web Proxy Server.