Wednesday Mar 10, 2010

OpenDS Tab Sweep

It's been a while since I last posted an OpenDS tab sweep. So here's a list of news and pointers related to our open source LDAP directory server.

PCQuest Top Story this month is about the Top 10 Enterprise Open Source Apps, which include OpenDS and an article on Managing Identities with OpenDS.

The OpenDS project is starting to demonstrate its maturity. Several startups and software companies are now officially supporting OpenDS.

IconcurldapintegrationiConcur Software delivers new Axiom a Requirements management tool integrates by default with OpenDS.

Bonitasoft, the leader in open source Business Process Management (BPM) and a Grenoble based company, uses OpenDS for testing its support of LDAP repositories and praises it to its own customers, for its ease of use. Ask @rodrigue !

Symeos, another high profile French startup is building its Symeos Appliance Framework on open source projects including GlassFish, OpenSSO and OpenDS.

Janua, a French IT services company specialized in identity projects has included OpenDS in its product offering and has just launched a new site for its LDAPTools.

Sopera, a german company building open source SOA is integrating OpenDS in its development tools and offering, as shown on the screenshot below (courtesy of SpringSource)

SOPERA ASF ToolSuite partial screenshot

Also in the recent days a couple of new LDAP browsers appeared.

Finally, in a introductory article titled Microsoft Azure for the Dummies, Ernest regrets the lack of flexibility in the PaaS plans from Microsoft and suggest that Java based OpenDS directory Server as a good alternative for running your own LDAP service on MS infrastructure.

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Friday Feb 05, 2010

Oracle and Sun Directory Services...

Mark Wilcox, principal product manager for Oracle Virtual Directory has posted an initial update with regards to Oracle and Sun directory services.
Nothing really detailed so far, but it's good place to post your comments on the Oracle + Sun Identity Management Strategy and more specifically regarding directory services.

To me and my coworkers, the most important messages are :

We are going to continue to offer both Oracle Internet DirectoryAND Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition


OpenDS will remain an open-source project

Details are still being discussed and ironed out, but I hope to be able to share them soon. Stay tuned !

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Saturday Jun 27, 2009

To the FISL attendees...


Many of you have requested the slides.
Here they are :

Thanks for your presence...
A more detailed article is in the works.

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Tuesday May 19, 2009

OpenDS as the OpenSSO User Repository

OpenSSO Express 7 was announced earlier in April with a full support for OpenDS Standard Edition for storing users' identity data.
Back in March, I pointed out Indira's blog and the detailed how to guide for configuring OpenDS as the OpenSSO user store.

BlahRecently, the official documentation appeared on the OpenSSO resource center. So if you want to use OpenDS as the OpenSSO User Repository, I encourage you to read and follow the steps detailed here:

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Wednesday Jun 06, 2007


This is my OpenID as provided by Sun. A cool service leveraging OpenDS for the storage of identities and sessions tokens, as proven by the Universal ID (which is the DN of my entry in the LDAP Directory Server) in the picture below.


Sun Openid user panel

Tuesday Mar 27, 2007

Paris Identity Management User Group (March 21st 2007)

Last week a Sun Identity Management User Group meeting was held in Paris. The attendance was really good, and in fact exceeded the room capacity as several customers turned out without pre-registering. I was really impressed by the diversity of customers, and the fact that they were coming from all over Europe (Czech republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Poland, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France, ...).

The Identity Marketing team came in force with Andy Land, Don Bowen and Etienne Remillon (left to right).

Identity Management Marketing Team

Etienne, Directory Senior product manager, presented Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and demoed the new graphical console : Directory Service Control Center, and Virtual Directory Server.

Overall it was a good day of interaction with our customers, trying to understand their needs and their issues with our identity management products. If you're a Sun customer, using Directory Server or other Sun Identity product, I would strongly encourage you to participate. Your feedback is important for us.

Question and Ansers


This is the blog of a senior software engineer, specialized in LDAP, Directory Server and OpenDS. Ludovic Poitou works in France at the Grenoble Engineering Center, in the Directory Services Engineering team. Outside work, I love skiing and taking photo


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