JFrog Access is the service that manages all aspects of authentication and authorization for all JFrog services under the hood. It stores all Users, Groups, Permissions and Access Tokens generated by any connected JFrog service.
As an integral part of the JFrog Artifactory installation, the Access service is installed as a separate WAR file under the
$ARTIFACTORY_HOME/webapps folder. Artifactory communicates with the Access service over HTTP and assumes it is running in the same Tomcat using the context path of "access".