Manual Chapter : Configuring Single Sign-On with Access Policy Manager

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  • 13.0.1, 13.0.0
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What is Single Sign-On?

Access Policy Manager® provides a Single Sign-On (SSO) feature that leverages the credential caching and credential proxying technology.

Credential caching and proxying is a two-phase security approach that asks users to enter their credentials once to access their secured web applications. By leveraging this technology, users request access to the secured back-end web server. After that occurs, Access Policy Manager creates a user session and collects the user identity based on the access policy. When the access policy completes successfully, the user identity is saved (cached) in a session database. Access Policy Manager subsequently reuses the cached identity to seamlessly log the user into the secured web applications, thus providing the user with a single sign-on experience.

The Single Sign-On (SSO) feature provides the following benefits:

  • Eliminates the need to administer and maintain multiple user logins
  • Eliminates the need for users to enter their credentials multiple times.