This guide describes the following features of the Novell Access Gateway:
Section 1.0, Configuring the Access Gateway to Protect Web Resources
Section 3.0, Configuring the Access Gateway for SSL and Other Security Features
This administration guide is intended to help you understand and configure all the Access Gateway features. The Access Gateway Appliance and the Access Gateway Service share most of the same configuration features; however, there are a few differences. When a feature applies to only one, the feature is marked with either (Access Gateway Appliance) or (Access Gateway Service). For a list of known differences, see
Access Gateway Feature Comparison in the Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP2 Installation Guide.
Before proceeding, you should be familiar with the Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP2 Installation Guide and the Novell Access Manager 3.1 SP2 Setup Guide, which provide information about setting up the Access Manager system.
This guide is intended for Access Manager administrators. It is assumed that you have knowledge of evolving Internet protocols, such as:
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) digital signature concepts and Internet security
Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS)
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP and HTTPS)
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs)
Domain Name System (DNS)
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
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For the most recent version of the Access Gateway Guide, visit the Novell Access Manager Documentation Web site.
For information about the other Access Manager devices and features, see the following: