Sun Java System Reference Configuration Series: Portal Service on Application Server Cluster

Authentication and Authorization

Each user's access must be limited to the portal services and data channels that he or she is authorized to view.

The reference configuration uses Access Manager and Directory Server to control user access to portal content. The directory service maintains each user's portal desktop profile. This profile includes any desktop customization that is performed by the user, as well as mechanisms for determining what content the user is authorized to view.