Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Technical Overview


Sun JavaTM System Access Manager is a component of the Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES), a set of software components that provide services needed to support enterprise applications distributed across a network or Internet environment. The Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Technical Overview describes Access Manager features, explains what Access Manager does, and explains how Access Manager works.

Before You Read This Book

This book is intended for use by IT administrators and software developers who implement a web access platform using Sun Java System servers and software. Readers of this guide should be familiar with the following concepts and technologies:

Related Books

Related documentation is available as follows:

Access Manager Core Documentation

The Access Manager core documentation set contains the following titles:

Updates to the Release Notes and links to modifications of the core documentation can be found on the Access Manager page at the Sun Java Enterprise System documentation web site. Updated documents will be marked with a revision date.

Sun Java Enterprise System Product Documentation

Useful information can be found in the documentation for the following products:

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

Perform a patch analysis.

Do not save the file.

[Note that some emphasized items appear bold online.] 

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell prompt 


C shell superuser prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt 


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt 


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