Monday Jan 17, 2011

Book on OpenSSO/OpenAM

OpenSSO Book



You can Order the book from this place https://www.packtpub.com/openam-snapshot-9-for-securing-your-web-applications/book


 Click here to view the book cover in PDF format


It is one of my childhood ambition to write books and see my writings
on the print.  I have written few articles in Tamil and English but
those are not more than 10 pages. I kind of believed that I have a
penchant for writing, in the past I have authored lot of technical
documents as part of my job for customers consumption.


When the editors at Packt publications
approached me about the possibility of authoring a book on OpenSSO, I
have readily accepted the offer hoping to complete the book in couple of
months. Later realized it took a month to even scope out contents of
the book, There are lot of information that can be shared about
OpenSSO/OpenAM, I have rather decided to focus on the access management
features before jumping on to web services security or a full fledged
federation services. There are many items that are in the book not
available in the public documentation, I grew from the ranks to a senior
manager in the Access Management organization served almost a decade on
OpenSSO and its predecessors alone, so I had to condense my ten years
of technical experience in to 200 pages book, that was one big
challenge.  Original plan was to complete  the book in 8 months, but it
took little over a year, partially the delay was attributed to
Oracle/Sun acquisition where I had to undergo another round of approval
from Oracle management to pursue on this book. Most of my Sun blog http://blogs.sun.com/indira contents are in the book.

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Tuesday Oct 13, 2009

OpenSSO Policy Agents 3.0 on Glass Fish Cluster

The goal of this document is to enable the reader to be able to 
protect their Java EE application deployed on Glass Fish Enterprise
Server 2.1 Cluster using OpenSSO and Policy Agents 3.0. This document
is verified and validated with OpenSSO policy agents 3.0 and GFv2.1 EE
cluster as described in the next section. Read More on http://indirat.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/policyagentsongfcluster/

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Tuesday Jul 31, 2007

Configuring Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agents on IBM WebSphere 6.0 Cluster

 

In this article I am going to discuss how to configure the Sun Java System Access Manager Policy agents on to websphere cluster. For this exercise it is assumed the WebSphere Network Deployment Server (WNDS) has one cell with two clusters in it.(CARE and IS ) Each cluster has exactly two Application Server instances belonging to the same profile, hosting one or more applications. The cluster member Application Servers instances are distributed among two physical nodes as depicted in the diagrams below. The WNDS profile is located in one of the nodes. The clusters are already created before installing the agents. This document will not cover the procedures for creating WebSphere clusters or configuring the IBM HTTP Server for load balancing. Additionally no custom SSL key store is used. The Application Server and Access Manager traffic happens over HTTP.

To deploy the policy agents on the WebSphere clusters there is no need to defederate the nodes.

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Thursday Jul 26, 2007

Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agents - Fetching Header/Response Attributes

Web Applications protected by the Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agents version 2.2 can obtain the authenticated identity's attributes as well as the resource specific attributes by the following means

  • Set in as HTTP Header values

  • Set in the Browser Cookie as name value pairs.

In this part of doc, only the HTTP header option is discussed. The end application protected by the agents can obtain the authenticated identity's attributes as the HTTP header name value pairs in the following three ways:

  • Retrieve from authenticated identity's profile

  • Retrieve from authenticated identity's Session

  • Retrieve from policy resource response providers

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