Chapter 21. Single Sign On

This chapter describes how to setup SSO in JBoss Portal

21.1. Overview of SSO in portal

Portal as an integration and aggregation platform provides some form of SSO by itself. When you log into the portal you gain access to many systems through portlets using a single identity. Still in many cases you need to integrate the portal infrastructure with other SSO enabled systems. There are many different Identity Management solutions on the market. In most cases each SSO framework provides its own way to plug into Java EE application. For custom configurations you need to have a good understanding of Chapter 17, JBoss Portal Identity Management and Chapter 19, Authentication and Authorization authentication mechanisms.