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Background documentation Security for the Client Programming Model  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

This section describes security issues for calls from a Java Application to an SAP Application Server.

JCA, as part of the Java EE Architecture, uses services of Java EE standard authentication comprised in  the JAAS (Java Authentication and Authorization Service).

This standard authentication contains authentication methods like

      BasicPassword and


These authentication methods are Container Managed Authentication procedures.

The type of authentication is given through the configuration of application descriptors.

When a connection is established, the SAP system checks the validity of the user credentials provided, regardless of the security mechanisms used.

Further Information

For details on the different authentication types see:


      Kerbv5 (SSO)


      Application Managed Authentication

      Secure Network Connection (SNC)


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