Just to check with you for understanding ... Sun Access Manager is for access control of web-based applications right? If the client has SSO like Passlogix on PC, how does Access Manager interact with the client?
Now, we need to understand there are 2 components - Sun Access Manager and Passlogix . They are quite similar in that they assist in Single Sign-On. However, there are some differences which we need to take note.
Firstly, we need to correct the term Passlogix. To be more precise, we are talking about Passlogix v-GO Single Sign-On.
- Sun Access Manager can only perform Web-based Single Sign-On. Only web-based applications are suitable candidates for SSO.
- Passlogix v-GO Single Sign-On is a ESSO (Enterprise Single Sign-On) product. Being ESSO-enabled, it supports a wider range of applications.
e.g. - Web-based applications
- Windows 32-based applications
- Host/mainframe systems
- Applications running on Terminal Services
- Applications running on Citrix Servers
v-GO SSO looks better, no?
- You need to install a v-GO SSO Client Agent on each and every PC.
- If there is a patch or upgrade, you need to remember to apply on each and every PC.
There's always pros-vs-cons which every enterprise has to evaluate before deciding on the technology to adopt.
Now that we understand the differences, I'll attempt to answer my customer's question in my next blog.