Chapter 6. Security Services

It has become a truism that we live in a dangerous interconnected world. Malicious users, hackers, worms, and viruses are abundant in the open world of the Internet. With the advent of massively multiuser online applications, the importance of implementing solid, unbreakable security solutions while building scalable high-performance online applications cannot be overestimated.

Portals are usually built to provide access to a multitude of disparate corporate applications and data sources. Users of a portal site demand secure and reliable access without sacrificing the features that make the portal attractive such as single sign-on and smooth access to heterogeneous enterprise applications. The scope of a large enterprise ...

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