Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Deployment Planning Guide

Understanding Typical Business Use Cases

The most common use case for this deployment is when a company uses OpenSSO Enterprise with OpenSSO Enterprise Policy Agents to protect business applications, including Identity Manager applications. The main objective is to streamline the login process for end-users who are already logged in to OpenSSO Enterprise. For example, if a user is already logged in to OpenSSO Enterprise, the user should experience a seamless transition into any Identity Manager application without having to log in to Identity Manager. A secondary objective is to provide a measure of controlled access to all Identity Manager applications.

Another typical use case for this deployment is provisioning. The company uses Identity Manager to provision users into various business systems such as human resources or accounting systems. This can also include provisioning users into the company's business systems that are protected by OpenSSO Enterprise.