Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Technical Overview

Identity Web Services Architecture

In an Identity Web Service interaction, the user interacts with an application which then calls either of the Identity Web Services to authenticate and authorize the identity, create personalized services, and log the actions. When contacted at the respective URL, OpenSSO Enterprise obtains the user profile from the appropriate identity repository for authentication and the policy configuration from the appropriate configuration data store, and writes the actions to the configured log file. Figure 13–1 illustrates the components of the Identity Web Services.

Figure 13–1 Components within the Identity Services Interactions

Components within the Identity Services interactions