Thursday May 08, 2008

Save Your Enterprise...Be an Identity Hero!

Do you have what it takes to be an Identity Hero? Well, now is your chance to prove it.

Your enterprise is in trouble, and like most heroes, you must swoop in at the right moment to save the day. It's a tall order to be a hero when you have SarBox monsters to slay, auditors to fend off, and access privileges to protect. As if neutralizing threats isn't enough, you must also rescue the helpless. With an enterprise to save, you must successfully integrate with partners and still provide single sign-on, provisioning, and role management to help your fellow employees.

If you have what it takes, prove yourself a hero by clicking here to test your identity management skills.





Friday Apr 25, 2008

Finally...The Fedlet has Arrived

Over the last few weeks, there has been confusion surrounding The Fedlet. Is it an animal? Is it new software terminology? Or is it an up-and-coming band? Well, wait no longer, because the The Fedlet has finally arrived to reveal who/what it is.

Click on the following image or this link to find out what The Fedlet is.



Thursday Apr 17, 2008

Identity Management User Group - Dallas (online sign-up)

As mentioned in an earlier post, there will be a customer-centric Sun Identity Management user group session in Dallas to be held on May 14.


What: Sun Identity Management User Group

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Where: Sun Microsystems, 16000 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX


Here is the link to the agenda and online registration. Sign up

Wednesday Apr 09, 2008

Save the Date! Identity Management User Group Session

The next Identity Management User Group Session will be meeting in Dallas on May 14. If you are in the area during this time-frame please plan to attend. The agenda for the session includes customer presentations and panels, product roadmaps for the Identity Management portfolio of products, and customer roundtable discussions.

Here are the details:

What: Sun Identity Management User Group

When: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Where: Sun Microsystems, 16000 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX


Please save the date on your calendars. Online registration for the event will be available soon.


Here's another interesting article written "from the trenches" about OpenSSO, its community of developers, the challenges of open source, and future outlook in relation to Federation and Access Manager.

 Read the article here

Tuesday Apr 08, 2008

Access Management for Web Applications

For those with a few minutes to spare, here's an interesting article that details the perspective "from the trenches"--so to speak. Jamie Nelson, Director of Engineering for Access and Federation Management, shares his insights on security and how it pertains to application development on the web.

Read the article here 



Thursday Mar 27, 2008

New Podcast!

Eager ears? The latest podcast is now available. 

podcast The Latest News from Brandon & Cote -- 3/26/08
Sun's Brandon Whichard and Red Monk's Michael Cote discuss the recent privacy breach with a few famous passports, the difference between enterprise SSO & web SSO and is Open ID ready for prime time?
Listen Now (31:46)

If you want to stay up to date, you can subscribe to the podcast series to get them as they go live.

Just in case you wanted to know more about the bands that were mentioned during the podcast, here they are:

Cloud Cult

El-P (indie hip hop artist)

Rise Against

Also, here is Michael Cote's blog entry about the SXSW conference.



Tuesday Mar 25, 2008

What on earth is The Fedlet???

Someone sent this to me recently, and I found it strange. Does anyone have any idea what The Fedlet is?



Thursday Mar 06, 2008

IdM Buzz TV Update!

Just in case you haven't noticed...since the debut of IdM Buzz TV, we have released additional episodes onto Sun's Multimedia Center. Here are the latest two episodes:

Federated Single-Sign-on: Best Thing Since Sliced Bread


Sun-on-Sun: Eating Our Own Dog Food


On top of these episodes, we've also released 5 additional IdM Buzz TV episodes for the launch of Role Manager

One last thing, for all of you dedicated identity management readers/bloggers and YouTube junkies, you can also find our IdM Buzz TV videos here on our very own IdM Buzz TV YouTube channel. In case you ever want to make references to the IdM Buzz TV episodes, or have them embedded onto your blogs, you can do so now via YouTube.



Gartner Compliance & Risk Management Summit

The Gartner Compliance & Risk Management Summit in Chicago went very well. We had a great showing and we got people jazzed up about our new Role Manager product and how it fits into our overall Sun identity management strategy.

Here's a picture of our booth.


(From left to right: Paul, Sahil and Neil)


Thursday Feb 21, 2008

For Your Ears Only - 2 New Podcasts

New podcasts have been added. Check them out.

podcast Removing Risk From Business Process -- 2/20/08
Brandon and Accenture's Rob Dyson discuss Accenture's view on successfully implementing identity management into your enterprise and picks for March Madness.
Listen Now (18:04)

podcast A Roles Based Conversation -- 2/14/08
Brandon, Michael Cote and Rick Siebenaler from Deloitte discuss the importance of roles and potential dangers of not having roles up to date plus favorite Valentine's Day gifts.
Listen Now (31:59)


Subscribe to our podcast series at

Click here to see all Identity Management Buzz Podcasts


Wednesday Feb 20, 2008

Coming to NYC - IdM User Group Meeting

On March 26, Sun will be holding the Identity Management User Group Meeting in NYC.

For those of you who are new to this event, it is a customer-driven forum that provides the opportunity and platform for the sharing of practical experiences and technical knowledge. And best of all, this event is free.

The event includes customer presentations, customer roundtable discussions, interactive customer panels, and detailed presentations about the future of Sun's identity management solutions. Here are the details:


Identity Management User Group Meeting
Wednesday March 26, 2008
9:30 am - 4:30pm
Sun Microsystems
101 Park Ave
New York, NY 10178
Click here for additional info and registration


So if you are a customer of: Identity Manager, Access Manager, Federation Manager, or Directory Server Enterprise Edition, and happen to be in New York during this time, make sure to attend this event!

Wednesday Feb 06, 2008

IdM Buzz TV Debuts!

The long-awaited launch of IdM Buzz TV has now arrived! 

The first episode in our latest video series is titled: "Access Manager: A Story of Rebirth & Redemption" 

Here's a preview picture of the first episode. Star Trek just never gets old.

To watch the video, please visit the IdM website, or click here for a direct link to the video.

There will be many more to come in the following weeks. Hope you like it! 

Friday Jan 11, 2008

5 Stars for Identity Manager 7.1!

Great News!

SC Magazine reviewed Identity Manager 7.1 and gave it a 5-star (out of five) overall rating based on its features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support, and value for the money.

Click here to read the detailed product review! 


Thursday Jan 03, 2008

Webinar: Identity-Driven SOA Governance

For the latest on best practices regarding policy-centric, identity-driven service oriented architecture, the following webinar may prove to be helpful. Speakers in attendance include representatives from Sun, the Burton Group, and Layer 7 Technologies.


Identity-Driven SOA Governance Webinar

Date & Time:
Thursday, January 10, 2008
10AM U.S. Pacific Time/1PM U.S. Eastern Time

Online (Registration Required)

Anne Thomas Manes - VP and Research Director, Burton Group
Dr. Toufic Boubez - CTO, Layer 7 Technologies
Ross Altman - CTO, SOA and Business Integration, Sun Microsystems

Click Here to Register





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