Technical Enablement Specialist Ori Pomerantz is back with instructions on how you can use external authentication interfaces (EAI) to add a function not found in the original WebSEAL, the high performance, multi-threaded web server that applies fine-grained security policy to the Tivoli Access Manager protected web object space.
In Write external authentication interface servers on Tivoli Access Manager for e-business
, Pomerantz explains how EAIs can enable WebSEAL to outsource authentication decisions to a separate module. Why would you want to do this? This can give WebSEAL the ability to handle more than the standard authentication methods the server supports. It can also trigger step-up authentication
, the ability to monitor actions at specific authentication levels.