Web Access Management (WAM) is a web-centric Identity Management strategy that focuses on securing enterprise resources accessible to Internet users. The key principles of WAM include enforcement of corporate security policies, prevention of unauthorized access to enterprise resources, and the enablement of Web single sign-on (SSO) for simpler access to cross-domain resources. WAM implementations typically realize these through the enactment of authentication and access control policies that funnel all Web application users through a single security gate, where decisions about the users are made and enforcement of those decisions occur.
EmpowerID provides a sample .NET Web application that you can use to test WAM. The topics in this section take you through the various components of the EmpowerID WAM platform, showing you how to leverage them against that sample application.