Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Installation and Configuration Guide

OpenSSO Enterprise Solution: Modification of Profile Attributes

The security issue labeled “Security Issue: Access to User Profile Attributes” in this chapter pertains to the threat posed by an untrusted application modifying the profile attributes of the user. The OpenSSO Enterprise solution to this issue does not change the SSO token. The restricted SSO token is similar to the regular SSO token ID. However, the set of Session Service operations that accept restricted SSO token IDs is limited. This functionality enables OpenSSO Enterprise to prevent applications from modifying profile attributes of the user.