Computing has changed a great deal during the last 40
years, but authentication is still based on passwords. The WSA changes
this by offering easy-to-own, simple-to-use certificate-based user
The WSA uses the authentication mechanism found in every
browser, so there is no software on the client machines.
When the user first accesses the protected web resources,
the WSA invites him to enroll his certificate. The enrollment process
is as simple as a password-based authentication. After a successful
enrollment, the user is permitted to access the protected resources
on the basis of his certificate.
Unlike passwords, the user can confidently use a single
certificate as a common credential for all of his web authentication
In the case that a user arrives at a WSA without a certificate,
the WSA can provide him one through a simple, 3-click process.
The ultimate in user convenience. In most configurations
the user does not know that he has been authenticated - no secrets
to type in
A single user credential for all applications
The WSA is self-contained and can work with or without
a PKI. For most applications, the need for a public key infrastructures