Rajeev Angal wrote an interesting answer in an email when asked the question What is the advantage of using the Fedlet versus installing a policy agent on the partner website? I thought the information was worth double-dipping.
A Fedlet allows you to:
Use SAMLv2 standards to accomplish single sign-on - keeping the partner domains separate.
Add privacy and security characteristics to the deployment involving loose coupling between the partner
Integrate with an existing application that already has session management.
A policy agent is a better option if:
The two domains are owned by the same business.
You want session and related services (user profile, configuration etc) to be accessible from the partner domain.
Access between the agent in one domain and the OpenSSO server on the other is secure.
NOTE: If you also have the option to install an instance of OpenSSO in the partner domain, the two servers connect using SAMLv2 (just like the Fedlet/OpenSSO case) except that the domain can make full use of the session and other facilities (isolated from OpenSSO in the other domain) although at the cost of a slightly more complex deployment at the partner end.
Today, in honor of the 56th Presidential inauguration and the ascension of Barack Obama and Joseph Biden to the offices of President and Vice President respectively, here is a music video I created during the campaign. The song is A Change in the Wind and is sung by Face to Face. The images speak for themselves.
My hairdresser scared the \* out of me.
You're really voting for Barack Obama? His name scares me, she said.
His name? Here is a woman living in the cosmopolitan center of the Rocky Mountains who thinks John McCain was the better choice for president because his name was Anglo-Saxon? I asked her to please educate herself on Barack Obama before November 4 and not just spout off, what sounded to me like, talking points from Fox Television. The people in this country can't take four more months, much less four more years, of Republican rule.
One of my favorite songs from the '80s\* took on a whole new meaning when I heard it on the way home. The song speaks to the spirit of Barack Obama and his supporters. The video clips give you perspective on what should and should not be feared. Please watch it, dance along if you'd like, and use the links below to get more information. Your fellow citizens will appreciate you for doing that.
all the best,
\*Change in the Wind performed by the Boston-based band Face to Face with vocalist Laurie Sargent from their One Big Day LP released in 1988. How prescient are they?
Created for and copied from Musings from a Man with a Mouse.