This guide describes the following features of Novell Access Manager policies:
This is intended to help you understand and configure all of the policy features provided by Access Manager and includes advanced topics.
It is recommended that you first become familiar with the information in the NetIQ Access Manager 3.1 SP5 Setup Guide, which helps you understand how to perform a basic Identity Server configuration, set up a resource protected by an Access Gateway, and configure SSL.
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 Manager Policies Guide, visit the Novell Access Manager Documentation Web site.
Before proceeding, you should be familiar with the NetIQ Access Manager 3.1 SP5 Installation Guide and the NetIQ Access Manager 3.1 SP5 Setup Guide, which provide information about installing and setting up the Access Manager system.
The following device reference guides are also available:
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