Overview of Policies
Policies are categorized under the following policy types:
- Basic Authentication
The Basic Authentication policy secures the HTTP layer of REST, SOAP, and pure HTTP services by validating user name and password credentials stored in HTTP headers. User name and password credentials can be authenticated against an XML File Authentication provider.
- Basic Credential Mapping
The Basic Credential Mapping policy enables authentication for specified users by automatically attaching appropriate credentials to request messages before they reach services. You can choose to enforce Fixed or Conditional credential mapping.