WSS 2.2 is a beta version!
The 52n Web Enforcement Service (WSS) is the gatekeeper of your protected services. The WSS is designed to analyze service requests targeted to the protected service.
The WSS accepts the transmission of identity and request information in several ways. We call this _Authentication Schemes_. Currently supported authentication schemes are:
A single WSS installation can serve as a gatekeeper for an arbitrary number of services that need protection. Just create a new Enforcement Point inside your WSS to set up an access point to a secured service. For each Enforcement Point you can define the type of service that is protected and the active authentication schemes, depending on what your clients are able to connect to.
The core functionality of a WSS is to analyze incoming requests to the protected service as well as outgoing responses from the service. The 52n WSS implementation incorporates the Interceptor framework, that handles these issues. Every interceptor handles a service type-related autorization task like analyzing WMS GetMap requests and so on.
The current implementation contains the following interceptors: