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User Manager

The User Manager component provides a shared access control mechanism to all SPECS applications. In particular, it integrates a common authentication mechanism based on LDAP (OpenLDAP) and a role-based authorization mechanism (XACML).

The component is implemented as a web application, the SPECS Apps Manager, which can be integrated by other SPECS Applications in order to support user management. The application uses an external authentication mechanism to manage accounts and a Repository policy to store the files containing the access control policies.