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Policy administrator (PA)


This component is responsible for establishing and/or shutting down the communication path between a subject and a resource. It would generate any authentication and authentication token or credential used by a client to access an enterprise resource. It is closely tied to the PE and relies on its decision to ultimately allow or deny a session. Some implementations may treat the PE and PA as a single service; here, it is divided into its two logical components. The PA communicates with the PEP when creating the communication path. This communication is done via the control plane.

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