WebSEAL is a high-performance, multi-threaded Web server that applies fine-grained security policy to the Tivoli Access Manager protected Web object space. WebSEAL can provide single sign-on solutions and incorporate back-end Web application server resources into its security policy. WebSEAL normally acts as a reverse Web proxy
by receiving HTTP
/HTTPS requests from a Web browser
and delivering content from its own Web server
or from junctioned back-end Web application servers
. Requests passing through WebSEAL are evaluated by the Tivoli Access Manager authorization service to determine whether the user is authorized to access the requested resource. [Source: IBM Tivoli Access Manager & WebSEAL]
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