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Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 PS2: Administration Essentials by Michel Schildmeijer

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Oracle WebLogic security concepts

Authentication asks the question "Who are you?" using credentials such as username/password combinations to determine whether the caller is acting on behalf of specific users or system processes. In WebLogic Server, authentication providers prove the identity of users or system processes and transport and make identity information available to the components of a system (via subjects) when needed.

Authorization answers the question "What can you access?" based on user identity or other information. WebLogic Server provides an authorization provider to limit interaction between the users and the WebLogic resources to ensure integrity, confidentiality, and availability.

A simple authentication scenario

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