Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Developer's Guide to Java Web Applications


Authentication verifies the user. For example, when the user provides a user name and password in a web browser, if those credentials match the permanent profile stored in the active realm, the user is authenticated. The user is associated with a security identity for the remainder of the session. For more information on authentication realms, see Managing Authentication Realms in Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Administrator’s Guide.