Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Authentication Provider API

The Authentication Provider API provides the ability to deploy Instant Messaging in environments that are not using Access Manager password-based or token-based authentication service. This API is invoked whenever an end user requests authentication, and it can be used in conjunction with the LDAP authentication.

Single Sign-on (SSO) with Access Manager is performed using the Authentication Provider API. This API can also be used to integrate with other authentication systems.