The Platform Services Process#The Platform Services Process provides an interface for the System Intercept and the AS Client API to one or more core drivers for Authentication Services.
The Platform Services Process is called whenever a user attempts to enter the system using a user ID and password or when a user attempts to change the password. Such a request is passed from the system intercept to the Platform Services Process, which then communicates with a core driver and returns a response.
The Platform Services Process performs the following tasks:
- Handles password check and password change requests from users
- Communicates with core drivers for Authentication Services
- Redirects Authentication Services requests to another core driver if a core driver is unreachable or returns an unexpected error
- Gathers and logs performance statistics
The Platform Services Process communicates with core drivers using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Start the Platform Services Process during system startup and stop it during system shutdown.
The Platform Services Process reads its configuration information from ASAM/data/asamplat.conf, the platform configuration file. For details about the platform configuration file, see the Platform Services Planning Guide and Reference.
The Platform Services Process logs messages to the SYSLOG facility specified by the SYSLOGFACILITY statement in the platform configuration file. For details about the platform configuration file, see the Platform Services Planning Guide and Reference.