Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Technical Overview

Login URLs and Redirection URLs

In the last phase of the authentication process, OpenSSO Enterprise either grants or denies access to the user. If access is granted, OpenSSO Enterprise uses a login URL to display a page in the browser. If access is denied, OpenSSO Enterprise uses a redirection URL to display an alternate page in the browser. A typical alternate page contains a brief message indicating the user has been denied access.

Each authentication type (as discussed in Authentication Types) uses a login URL or redirection URL based on a specific order of precedence, and on whether the authentication succeeded or failed. For a detailed description of how OpenSSO Enterprise proceeds through the order of precedence, see Chapter 3, Configuring Authentication, in Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Administration Guide.