Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Technical Overview

Authentication Service User Interface

The Authentication Service implements a user interface that is separate from the OpenSSO Enterprise administration console. The Authentication Service user interface provides a dynamic and customizable means for gathering authentication credentials. When a user requests access to a protected resource, the Authentication Service presents a web-based login page and prompts the user for the appropriate credentials based on the configured authentication module or chain. Once the credentials have been passed back to OpenSSO Enterprise and authentication is deemed successful, the user may gain access to the protected resource if authorized to do so. The Authentication Service user interface can be used for the following:

Below is a screen capture of the default Authentication Service user interface.

Figure 7–2 Authentication Service User Interface

Screen capture of the Authentication Service
User Interface

OpenSSO Enterprise provides customization support for the Authentication Service user interface. You can customize JavaServer Pages™ (JSP™) and the file directory level by organization, service, locale, or client type. See Chapter 13, Customizing the Authentication User Interface, in Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Developer’s Guide for more information.