OpenDS 1.0 Embedded in OpenSSO Express

And the fun continues!  OpenDS announced this week the launch of OpenDS 1.0.  I was speaking with Kevin LeMay who gave me a quick run down on what OpenDS SE 1.0 is.  He said "Sun OpenDS SE 1.0 is a high-performance, highly-extensible, pure Java directory server that delivers a fully compliant LDAPv3 server that passes all of the compliance, interoperability and security tests suites. Furthermore, Sun OpenDS SE 1.0 implements most of the standard and experimental LDAP extensions defined in the IETF as RFCs or Internet-Drafts, ensuring maximum interoperability with LDAP client applications."  You can get more information here on OpenDS SE 1.0

This matters as product teams have struggled with how to embed configuration information or policy stores for products that need to manage identity information.  OpenSSO embed's the community version of OpenDS for exactly this purpose.  Not only is it 100% Java but it is very performant and standards based.  OpenSSO uses OpenDS to manage configuration data under the covers it also allows developers installing for evaluation purposes or to get a quick POC up and running to use it for an identity store (not an architecture we support in production).  However, it gives developers and customer's options which is what Open Source is all about.  

You can get in-depth information about the architecture of OpenSSO here.  In this document, where it refers to the configuration store, we are referring to OpenDS.

Also, as I was researching this piece I found this interesting post at the JBoss Portal Wiki.  It describes the installation and coniguration steps for their portal using OpenDS as the directory and OpenSSO as the Web Access Management solution.  Looks interesting but I have not tried it myself.



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