Thursday Jun 14, 2007

SOA, Access Manager, Grandma, and a few other things

I'm just following Pat Patterson's lead. He explains it in this entry.

http://blogs.sun.com/superpat/entry/enterprise_service_oriented_architectures

It's something about tracking back to this link from James McGovern:

http://duckdown.blogspot.com/2007/06/links-for-2007-06-14.html

So, I'm tracking back to James McGovern's entry. It has something to to with Enterprise Service Oriented Architectures and it's potential availability under a Creative Commons license if at least 50 people trackback to that entry. Well, with my trackback added to Pat's, that's at least 2 of 50.

More importantly, I want to know who the picture is of in James' blog entry. It's the same picture that Sun's Daniel Raskin uses while he talks about how Sun Java System Access Manager is so easy to install that grandma could do it. But then, that same picutre now shows up in James McGovern's blog. I'm beginning to thing that that picture isn't really Daniel's grandma, or maybe Daniel Raskin and James McGovern are the same person, or maybe they're cousins or brothers or something another. It's very confusing:

http://blogs.sun.com/raskin/entry/first_impressions

Wednesday Mar 07, 2007

Liberty Alliance: I'm gonna hafta look into that

All the indications are that I don't know enough about Liberty Alliance. Sun is a huge player in this alliance, too.

So, I get this alert for an InfoWorld article today about an outline (in PDF) put together by the Liberty Alliance.

Cool! I'm getting some good info lately related to identity management. I'm starting to get these alerts tweaked well. I notice Piper Cole, VP, Global Government & Community Affairs, is a contributor to the outline. I've met Piper Cole. I'm, like, such an insider now.

Unfortunately, I don't completely get the Liberty Alliance thing. Looks like I'm going to have to actually look into this thing. I mean, I have looked into it, but I'm going to have to get all involved and everything.

I did read the outline and it was much more legal than I had anticipated, which makes me wonder how many corporations who have set up a circle of trust have run into significant issues. It also surprised me because I didn't think the liberty alliance would make non-technical suggestions, which just points out my ignorance of the alliance.

Another Liberty Alliance thing, more than a week back, I got a comment from James McGovern here:

http://blogs.sun.com/JohnD/entry/oracle_liberty_alliance_and_me#comments

I'll repeat the comment:

“The Identity Governance Framework also speaks to XACML usage which is about authorization. Do you think the folks at Sun and participating members of Liberty will finally start talking about authorization and stop overhyping identity? Would be great if your next blog entry went into detail on this topic.”

Okay, so I'm not such an insider because I couldn't begin to go into detail about such a topic. Still. Perfectly still at this point, but there's hope for me that I'll get this stuff one of these days and actually be able to interact with the real players. Or maybe not.


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