I meant to write about it for some time, since this project kept me busy until autumn (2006). Since then Sun Microsystems is in the position to offer to internals, partners and customers (on arrangement) an in-depth training on identity federation and Sun's implementation (Sun Java System Access Manager and Federation Manager).
The aim is to depict first what identity federation is and what purpose it serves, then guide through the jungle of specifications and standards (without beeing an academic class on this topic and so far independant of any product) to enter the holy land of implementation where most of the course and lab time (~ 80 %) is spent.
The course agenda looks as follows:
Module 1: Identity Federation Concepts
Module 2: Identity Federation Standards and Specifications (incl. lab)
Module 3: Product Introduction, Access Manager and Federation Manager (incl. lab)
Module 4: Identity Federation (incl. lab bridging circles of trust)
Module 5: Identity Web Services with Liberty ID-WSF (incl. lab)
Module 6: Programming and Customization (incl. lab on customizing a SAML2 provider)
Module 7: Privacy with Liberty ID-WSF (incl. lab)
Module 8: Security (incl. lab on non-root install and fully secure configuration)
Module 9: LDAP Backend for Federation Manager (incl. lab)
Module 10: High Availability (incl. lab on a fully HA configuration).
For enrollment in the class, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One word on the training title - bootcamp. Well, there seems to be a fascination in corporate management with the concepts of leadership and organization as practiced by the military. This training could just as well be called 'training'. And trainings are aimed to the learning, not the teaching.
If you want to know what students say, check out this blog: