In the EIS tier, an application component requests a connection to an EIS resource. As part of this connection, the EIS may require a sign-on to the resource. The application component provider has two choices for the design of the EIS sign-on:
With the container-managed sign-on approach, the application component lets the container take the responsibility of configuring and managing the EIS sign-on. The container determines the user name and password for establishing a connection to an EIS instance.
With the component-managed sign-on approach, the application component code manages EIS sign-on by including code that performs the sign-on process to an EIS.
The component provider can use deploytool to choose the type of sign-on. ...