Why Authentication and access control should not be handled by Web applications?

During the development process of any Web application, one of the new features may introduce a weakness in the overall security of the application at any time. New threats appear and the time-to-market pressure is not a favorable environment in those conditions.

  • You need to keep track of any security modifications
  • You have to develop quickly new services and ensure the security of the whole applications
  • As your application evolves, you need to integrate new authentication means

High-skilled developers are the only ones able to develop with all those constraints but even they may introduce weaknesses.

A Web Access Manager integrates the Dynamic Authentication management and the Dynamic Authorization management while protecting and hiding the protected Web application resources. The level of security of the web access will depend only on a single component: the WAM. Web applications are protected without security shortcuts, even if new services are developed and deployed.

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