A distributed system using authentication bars malicious peers or clients, and deters
inadvertent access to its cache.
How Authentication Works
Joining members provide credentials to existing members who check the credentials and either reject the joining member or approve it.
Pivotal GemFire provides a flexible framework for your security authentication plug-ins. You choose the method of authentication, such as LDAP or PKCS, and program the plug-ins accordingly.
This topic discusses the concepts and configurations for sample LDAP and PKCS implementations. Descriptions of their interfaces, classes and methods are available in the online API documentation.