Writing External Authentication Interface Servers for Access Manager
We're happy to announce that Ori Pomerantz' classic how-
Pomerantz helps you learn how to use external authentication interfaces with WebSEAL to extend WebSEAL's/Access Manager's authentication capabilities. Although written when the product's name was "Tivoli Access Manager for e-Business," the guide is still relevant to the current versions of the product under the name IBM Security Access Manager.
What is an external authentication interface?
An external authentication interface is a mechanism to outsource the responsibility for authentication from Access Manager's WebSEAL to a third-party product. The process works like this:
By using an EAI, Tivoli Access Manager for e-business can handle more exotic authentication mechanisms. It also adds an additional layer of authentication that Tivoli Access Manager for e-business can use.