The security contract ensures secure access to an EIS from application components. The contract itself incorporates the Java Authentication and Authorization Service into the connection management interfaces used by the resource adapter.
Before going over the mechanisms of authentication available with WebLogic, we first need to define a number of security-related terms that are used extensively in the security contract. Authentication mechanisms make use of the following elements:
A principal gives an entity an identity for the purposes of secure authentication in the enterprise. The methods and vehicles providing authentication can vary throughout the enterprise, ...