This guide explains the features and administration of Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS).


The intended audience of this guide are experienced Java developers, domain administrators, deployers, and application managers who want to understand and use OPSS.

This guide includes several parts, each of which groups related major topics. Parts I through III are relevant to security administrators. Parts IV contains information about the policy model and is intended for developers, and part V contains reference information.

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