Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Technical Overview

Policy Service

Authorization is the process by which Access Manager evaluates policies associated with a user’s identity, and determines whether an authenticated user has permission to access a protected resource. Access Manager Policy service enables authorization to take place. Policy service consists of the following components: policy plug-ins, a framework for connecting policy plug-ins, a core policy component, a web service interface, and client APIs. Policy service interacts with Access Manager service configurations, delegation service, and identity repository plug-ins to verify that the user has access privileges from a recognized authority.