ConsoleThe TollGateTM Management Console provides an integrated control infrastructure for organizations to deploy application services. The TollGateTM Management Console forms the basis of the TollGateTM Program. It allows an operator to control all functionality that TollGateTM offers. There are five separate areas of functionality in the console:
TollGateTM Operators and TollGateTM Administrators (who are employees of the parties using the TollGateTM software). They are responsible for the content maintenance of the TollGateTM system.
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TollGateTM administrators use this service to monitor certain aspects of the TollGateTM program within a host organization. Management functions such as creating new TollGateTM Operators or Administrators, and validating signatures are available from the console.
TollGateTM administrators use this service to export billing information. Management functions, such as exporting invoices, customer information and weblication information, are available from the console.
TollGateTM enables modeling all of the elements needed in providing a service to corporate users and subscribing customers. TollGateTM includes a comprehensive set of resource tools and capabilities including:
Flexible Application & Price Modeling
The Management Of:
Purpose-built web applications
TollGateTM automatically provisions all applications, resources, and services to the end-user. The SOAP/XML Toolkit:
Allows virtually any modern web-enabled application to be governed by TollGateTM
Allows for the distribution of virtually any application developed using a modern language designed for delivery over the Internet
TollGateTM administrators use this service to monitor the Individual Subscribers and the Organizations that are subscribed to weblications. Important features of TollGate's Membership Services include:
Membership is based on Active Directory and LDAP
Allows for detailed configuration of many subscriber properties:
Security and Access Permissions
Contract and Billing Information
TollGateTM organizes subscriber/users into specialized security containers unique to TollGateTM. Individual subscribers are tied to their respective containers through the use of encrypted digital signatures linking both entities together. Unauthorized modifications of or tampering with users or their organizations results in an alteration of TollGateTM signatures which in turn removes access to applications and services.
Design specifications for TollGateTM are projected at:
10,000 to 20,000 Subscriber Organizations (per domain)
2,000,000 to 5,000,000 Organizations and Individual Subscribers (per domain)
TollGateTM defines and enforces the interactions that are allowed between membership objects. Subscribers can never interact with or access data or other TollGateTM objects outside of their own containers (subscriber organizations). These containers act as "sandboxes" with well-defined protective boundaries to contain the subscriber/users within them. Subscribers may be moved at will between the various organizational units within their own container, but if moved from their own organization, all access rights automatically cease.
All TollGateTM activities and secure inter-services communications rely on an abstraction known as the Current Subscriber Object or CSO. The CSO represents the currently logged on subscriber/user from the perspective of the TollGateTM security subsystem. This object provides authentication, security group membership verification, access levels, and any other information required by the subscription process.
All functions of the TollGateTM CSO object are exposed to applications via a SOAP/XML interface that allows any web application to query for the current subscriber's attributes.
TollGateTM simplifies the process of adding new users and organizations through a friendly wizard-based GUI.