Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Technical Overview

User Session Management

An Access Manager user session is the interval between the moment a user logs in to a network resource protected by Access Manager, and the moment the user logs out of the resource. During the user session, Access Manager session service maintains information about the user’s interaction with various applications the user accesses. Access Manager uses this information to enforce time-dependent rules such as timeout limits. Also during the user session, Access Manager provides continuous proof of the user’s identity. This continued proof of identity enables the user to access multiple enterprise resources without having to provide credentials each time.

The Access Manager Session Service enables the following types of user sessions: