Wednesday May 27, 2009

Come Join us in San Francisco for OpenSSO Community Day, CommunityOne West, and JavaOne!

OpenSSO Community Day

Join us Sunday May 31st, for OpenSSO Community Day at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It's our 'unconference' before the main conference and discussions will include OpenDS and Identity Connectors. Just show up prepared to talk about any topic related to Sun's open source identity projects. As always attendance is free. Join our Meetup to participate in this discussion. See you there!

CommunityOne West Conference

Whether you're a developer, technologist, or student, join us Monday, June 1- Wednesday, June 3 at the Moscone Center for technical education, OpenSSO talks, and a Hands On Lab at CommunityOne West. Don't miss the General Session Keynote Address with John Fowler, Dave Douglas, and Lou Tucker Monday, June 1st at 9:00 AM PT. The choice is yours-- attend in person or tune into our webcast for a live recording. Check out the complete conference schedule and the following free identity-related events.

Monday, June 1

  • Hands On Lab --Web Application Security with OpenSSO by Himanshu Vijay and Baby Sunil.
  • Pragmatic Identity 2.0--Invoking Identity Services with a Simplified REST/ROA Architecture by Daniel Raskin.
  • Metro Web Services, NetBeans IDE, GlassFish Application Server, and OpenSSO in Action with Amazon WS, Azure, and Office by Harold Carr.
  • Secure Web Services in Time for Tea, Using Metro and OpenSSO by Jonathan Scudder.

Wednesday, June 3

  • Deep Dives-- Identity Management with OpenSSO: Deploy an Identity Management Solution in Four hours by David Goldsmith.

JavaOne Conference

Continue the fun with more OpenSSO related talks, a BOF, and a Hands On Lab at JavaOne Tuesday, June 2- Friday, June 5. Stop by our pod (#462) to talk with identity experts and get a free t-shirt and open source CD! And, don't miss the following identity-related presentations:

Tuesday, June 2

  • Using and Participating in the OpenSSO Project by Sean Brydon, Pat Patterson, Aravindan Ranganathan.

Wednesday, June 3

  • Designing and Building Security into REST Applications by Sean Brydon, Aravindan Ranganathan, Paul Bryan.

Thursday, June 4

  • Pragmatic Identity 2.0: Simple, Open, Identity Services Using REST by Pat Patterson, Ron Ten-Hove.
  • Web Application Security with OpenSSO: From Simple Log-In to Single Sign-On to Federation by Pat Patterson, Himanshu Vijay, Baby Sunil.
  • A RESTful approach to identity-based web services by Hubert Le Van Gong, Marc Hadley.

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Identity Webinar Series- 3rd Wednesday of Every Month

Join us next week for our free monthly webinar. Learn how Sun offers the only high-performance directory server with essential data services including proxy, virtual directory, and data distribution.

Event Details

Topic: Directory Services for Enterprise Productivity Webinar
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT/ 18:00 GMT
Speaker: Nick Wooler, Product Line Manager for Sun's directory products, Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE) and OpenDS.

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Monday May 11, 2009

Experience Identity Manager 8.0 - With Free Introductory Training

The Sun Identity Manager 8.0 Product Overview and Architecture course provides an overview of Identity Management and the Sun Identity Manager product including new features, product architecture and functionality available with the Identity Manager 8.0 release.  And even better, it will give you first-hand insight into the product features and benefits for free.

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Thursday Apr 30, 2009

Join us next week in Munich at the EIC Conference!

Join Sun May 5-8 in Munich for this year's Kuppinger Cole European Identity Conference. See what's new in IT through speaker sessions, presentations, panels, thought leadership discussions, and analyst reviews. Topics include: Identity Management, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Don't forget to come by Sun's booth to enter our secret contest and hear what our very own experts have to say about identity management.

Sun Speaker Lineup

Tuesday, May 5

Wednesday, May 6

Thursday, May 7

Friday, May 8

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Tuesday Apr 28, 2009

Featured Training Offer: Enroll in Sun Identity Manager 8.0 Course & Get a Free Sony PSP

The Sun Identity Manager 8.0 Installation and Administration Essentials workshop will take you through the new features provided in Sun Identity Manager 8.0, how to install, update, and patch Identity Manager. Additionally, students will be able to add and manage resources, seed Identity Manager accounts, and utilize NetBeans within the staging and deployed environment to access Identity Manager objects. 

Course must be ordered by June 19 and completed by July 31. 

Submit priority code WW49PSP with your order to get a free Sony PSP 3000.

See local website for additional terms and conditions.  Available only in select countries.  

Thursday Apr 23, 2009

Consumerization Versus ITization with Eve Maler

Sun's Eve Maler, Emerging Technologies Director for Identity Software, discusses new and promising technologies related to digital identity management at this weeks RSA Conference in San Francisco. The interview highlights Maler's views on OAuth as a web friendly solution to the consumerization of IT.

View the full interview

Check out Eve's blog

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Join Sun at the RSA Conference!

Join the Sun Identity Management team at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, April 20-24 for the 2009 RSA Conference. It's a great way to discover what's hot in security, see first hand identity management product demonstrations, and showcase your Wii bowling skills.

Hot Topics

A Pragmatic Approach to Building Identity Management for the Enterprise- Sun's Daniel Raskin and Pat Patterson explain how developers can use Sun's open source identity stack to invoke ROA / RESTful identity services that simplify the integration of Sun's identity management (IdM) features and capabilities with developer applications and services. More

Fostering Collaboration and Opportunities in Identity Management- Concordia Project workshop with Sun panelist Eve Maler. More

Sign me up- I'm ready to knock down some pins!

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Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

It's not too late! Register NOW for tomorrow's FREE webinar.

Topic: Humanize Access with Role Management Webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Nick Crown, Product Line Manager for Sun's Identity Administration and Compliance products

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Wednesday Apr 08, 2009

Identity Webinar Series- 3rd Wednesday of Every Month

This Month's Topic:  Humanize Access with Role Management

Join us next week for our free monthly webinar. Learn how Sun's role management solutions can simplify and humanize your current approach to the everyday problems of defining, assigning, attesting, and auditing access.

Event Details
Topic: Humanize Access with Role Management Webinar
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Nick Crown, Product Line Manager for Sun's Identity Administration and Compliance products

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View Past Webinars

Everyday Provisioning- Watch now

Attacking Complexity with Simplicity- Watch now

Access Management, Federation, and Secure Web Services- Watch now

Wednesday Apr 01, 2009

Identity Management, Bowling, and London- What more could you ask for?

Last week Sun participated as a platinum sponsor in the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit. Thomson Reuters drew quite a crowd when they discussed their successful use of Sun OpenSSO. But the fun didn't stop there as Sun and Accenture co-hosted an after-hours event in the Kingpin Suite at the infamous Bloomsbury Lanes. Who knew Sun product managers were such great bowlers? Must have been their new retro bowling shirts!

Sun's Booth Bowling in the KinPin Suite Thomson Reuters Presentation

Wednesday Jan 28, 2009

Join us for the very first OpenSSO Community Day!

Hosted by New York University and sponsored by Sun Microsystems, this is an opportunity for OpenSSO contributors, deployers and users to come together in an informal 'unconference' setting.

Being an unconference, the only rigid item on the agenda is to decide at 9am on the sessions for the rest of the day. You can show up and talk about any OpenSSO-related topic you like. Maybe you have an interesting deployment, a new extension or a nagging question - sessions can be discussions as much as presentations. Now, that doesn't mean that there need be zero preparation - if you have a session in mind, go to the wiki and add it there, so folks can get an idea of the likely content ahead of time. We've already posted a few ideas here.

All are welcome, attendance is free, and continental breakfast plus lunch will be provided. We'll likely adjourn to a nearby bar at the end of the day to continue the conversation :-)

We're using to manage the registration process - just go to  , join the OpenSSO group and RSVP. And don't delay - 5 of the 40 places are already gone!

Monday Jan 26, 2009

Analyst Video Series Part 3: Identity Bus with Kuppinger Cole analyst, Felix Gaehtgens

We finish our series with Kuppinger Cole's Felix Gaehtgens as he offers varying industry perspectives on the identity bus and Sun's Security Token Service.
Watch the video.

Analyst Video Series Part 2: Role Management with The 451 Group's Steve Coplan

The 451 Group analyst, Steve Coplan, talks with Sun's Sachin Nayyar about the Why, the What and the Where of role management.

Watch now.

Monday Jan 05, 2009

Role Management Webinar Replay Available

In case you missed it, check out automating the access certification challenge with Sun's solution for identity compliance.

Access the webinar now.

Thursday Dec 04, 2008

Gartner says we're leaders, again!

Sun has once again been placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management.

More from the review...

Product: Sun OpenSSO Enterprise (formerly Sun Access Manager)

Sun is a leader in the WAM market, due to a combination of technical platform expertise, diverse and experienced partnerships in consulting and SI; a growing customer base; and consistent customer service. OpenSSO Enterprise is a full-featured product, with identity federation, SOA capabilities and built-in Web services security functions.


  • Due to technical platform expertise, diverse and experienced partnerships in consulting and SI, a growing customer base, and consistent customer service, Sun is a leader in the WAM market.
  • OpenSSO Enterprise is a full-featured product, with built-in identity federation, SOA capabilities and Web services security functions.
  • Sun plays a leadership role in open-source WAM through the OpenSSO project, which gives the company a potential customer base and the benefit of the efforts of the community that has developed around OpenSSO. When this option is included, Sun has the widest variety of pricing options for a WAM offering, and also has appealing standard pricing.
  • Sun has focused on ancillary functionality to ease deployment, including federation partner offerings ("fedlets"), as well as standard, out-of-the-box task-based workflows.
  • Sun's Partner Advantage Program remains a model for covering consulting, system integration, VAR and independent software vendor (ISV) needs for IAM customers.
  • OpenSSO Enterprise now includes Microsoft SharePoint support and a fully functional security token service.


  • Sun has a large customer base for OpenSSO Enterprise; however, growth in the customer base was relatively flat in 2007.

 Read the full report




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