OpenSSO Download Page Changes

Last week I attempted to explain the myriad downloads available on opensso. This week we modified the OpenSSO download page so it is more concise and understandable. This page will hopefully be used as is for eons to come.

With the new version you can download:
  • opensso.zip Formally named fam.zip, this file includes the deployable opensso.war web archive, relevant Sun libraries, administration tools, samples, and the client SDK. It contains code culled from the amserver and federation directories.

    NOTE: Some of these items are themselves compressed files within the compressed opensso.zip; for instance, fam-client.zip and openssosamples.zip.

    opensso.zip is the most complete download available. I say most complete because it does not contain a few of the authentication modules based on third-party code. Build 1 is the most recent stable version of opensso.zip; Build 2 will be available soon. The opensso.zip download under the Periodic Builds table is pushed twice a week. Within the ZIP, you can use opensso.war to create specialized WARs to deploy, for example, the console or Distributed Authentication only. Instructions are included in the deployable-war directory. These WARs were previously available as separate downloads.
  • famclientsdk.jar contains the complete client SDK including the federation library code which can be used to build a remote federation-based service provider.

    NOTE: The one change I'd like to see is opensso reflected in the name of this JAR. Although "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"\*, this consistency is not foolish.
  • opensso-sun-extlib.zip contains third party libraries needed to build the OpenSSO source code. See the Build Instructions for information on how to use this.
  • openssosrc.zip contains the OpenSSO source code.

Older versions of OpenSSO and stable and nightly versions of the web and J2EE agents can also be downloaded from this page.

Changes\*\*.

\*Ralph Waldo Emerson

\*\*David Bowie
Comments:

Michael:

Thank goodness I read your blog. Otherwise, it might have taken a while before I came to understand all these details about the various and downloads and such.

Posted by John Domenichini on November 26, 2007 at 06:39 AM PST #

I'm glad someone is reading it. ; )

Posted by DocTeger on November 26, 2007 at 10:13 PM PST #

Hi Michael,
I'm trying to get access manager working with Microsoft Active Directory. Following the instructions I have got to the bit where I have to use the fmff2ds utility to load the LDIF configuration but I cannot find the utility anywhere - have you ever seen this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Regards
Allan

Posted by Allan Peberdy on December 10, 2007 at 05:25 PM PST #

fm2ffds is a utility that is used to convert service configuration data from a flat file to an LDIF file in Federation Manager. (http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/819-2357/6n4ld08u6?a=view)
It is not an Access Manager command-line tool. If you downloaded OSSO, look in the tools directory of the exploded ZIP for famAdminTools.zip.

Posted by DocTeger on December 10, 2007 at 10:55 PM PST #

Thanks for that, I've got that bit sorted now!
Do you know of any support for openSSO? I have the following problem...

https://opensso.dev.java.net/servlets/ProjectForumMessageView?forumID=1554&messageID=22580

Do you know if Sun offer
chargeable support for one off problems?

Thanks in advance.

Posted by Allan Peberdy on December 16, 2007 at 09:03 PM PST #

There is no support from Sun but opensso, the project, has a number of mailing lists to which you can send issues and questions. Here's the page with more info: https://opensso.dev.java.net/servlets/ProjectMailingListList
I forwarded the link above to the users@opensso.dev.java.net alias so you might want to join up and see what link of response you get.

Posted by DocTeger on December 16, 2007 at 10:43 PM PST #

Thanks for your help.

Regards
Allan

Posted by Allan Peberdy on December 16, 2007 at 10:52 PM PST #

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