Are You Ready for OpenSSO Deployment 1?
By docteger on Sep 25, 2008
Hi all. I'm still around but haven't had the time to blog as regularly as I'd (and hopefully you'd) like. Come November after the release of OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0, I will have more blog entries so stay tuned. In the meantime, here is the Early Access edition of the Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Deployment 1: Single Sign-on with Load Balancing and Failover. The book contains the procedures to implement, configure and test a full OpenSSO deployment for the purpose of single sign-on. See comments below for UPDATES since this posting. Key features of Deployment 1 include:
- Installing and configuring Directory Server as a user data store.
- Installing J2EE and web policy agents on protected resources.
- Installing and configuring OpenSSO instances to run as a non-root user.
- Configuring load balancers for session failover and high performance.
- Configuring the deployment for system failover, ensuring that when one instance of OpenSSO Enterprise goes down, requests are redirected to the second instance.
- Configuring components (including OpenSSO and Directory Server, the Distributed Authentication User Interface, and policy agents) as redundant to achieve high availability.
- Configuring for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communications to the OpenSSO load balancer, to the Distributed Authentication User Interface load balancer, and to the Directory Server load balancer.