Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Administration Reference


This module type allows a user to log in without specifying credentials. You can create an Anonymous user so that anyone can log in as Anonymous without having to provide a password. Anonymous connections are usually customized by the Access Manager administrator so that Anonymous users have limited access to the server. The Anonymous authentication attributes are realm attributes. The attributes are:

Valid Anonymous Users

Contains a list of user IDs that have permission to login without providing credentials. If a user's login name matches a user ID in this list, access is granted and the session is assigned to the specified user ID.

If this list is empty, accessing the following default module instance login URL will be authenticated as the Default Anonymous User Name:


If this list is not empty, accessing Default module instance login URL (same as above) will prompt the user to enter any valid Anonymous user name. If this list is not empty, the user can log in without seeing the login page by accessing the following URL:

protocol://server_host.server_domain:server_port/server_deploy_uri/UI/Login?module=Anonymous&org=org_name&IDToken1=<valid Anonymous username>

Default Anonymous User Name

Defines the user ID that a session is assigned to if Valid Anonymous User List is empty and the following default module instance login URL is accessed:


The default value is anonymous. An Anonymous user must also be created in the realm.

Note –

If Valid Anonymous User List is not empty, you can login without accessing the login page by using the user defined in Default Anonymous User Name. This can be done by accessing the following URL:

protocol://server_host.server_domain:server_port/server_deploy_uri/UI/Login?module=Anonymous&org=org_name&IDToken1= DefaultAnonymous User Name

Case Sensitive User IDs

If enabled, this option allows for case-sensitivity for user IDs. By default, this attribute is not enabled.

Authentication Level

The authentication level is set separately for each method of authentication. The value indicates how much to trust an authentication mechanism. Once a user has authenticated, this value is stored in the SSO token for the session. When the SSO token is presented to an application the user wants to access, the application uses the stored value to determine whether the level is sufficient to grant the user access. If the authentication level stored in an SSO token does not meet the minimum value required, the application can prompt the user to authenticate again through a service with a higher authentication level. The default value is 0.

Note –

If no authentication level is specified, the SSO token stores the value specified in the Core Authentication attribute Default Authentication Level.