Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Developer's Guide

Pluggable JAAS Module

The Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) is a set of APIs that enable services to authenticate and enforce access controls upon users. It implements a Java technology version of the standard Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) framework, and supports user-based authorization. Access Manager supports pure JAAS pluggable authentication modules. In Access Manager, pure JAAS modules extend the JAAS LoginModule rather than AMLoginModule. A pure JAAS module is plugged in to the Authentication framework using the Authentication API.