Sun Open Sources Identity Federation Functionality

In conjunction with Sun's open source Java news on Monday, the Open Web Single Sign-On Project (OpenSSO) (https://opensso.dev.java.net/announced that it has now made the Java source code for the identity federation and web services framework of the Sun Java System Access Manager (http://www.sun.com/software/products/access_mgr/) and Sun Java System Federation Manager (http://www.sun.com/software/products/federation_mgr/index.xml) available to developers. The name of this effort is Open Federation (https://opensso.dev.java.net/public/about/faqcenter/faqopenfederation.html).

OpenSSO is an open development effort based on the source code for Sun Java System Access Manager. The Project's goal is to provide an extensible foundation for an identity services infrastructure that will facilitate single sign-on (SSO) for web applications hosted on web and application servers in the public domain. Additionally, OpenSSO aims to improve developer access to this technology so that it can become a ubiquitous part of web security infrastructure. OpenSSO is the result of a close collaboration between a community of developers and Sun engineers working to promote the evaluation, use, and innovation of identity and access management technology.

Open Federation delivers a federated identity solution which extends Web Single Sign-on across corporate boundaries. The mission (https://www.dev.java.net/files/documents/3676/43872/openfed-arch.pdf) of Open Federation is to provide an open and extensible framework for Identity Federation and Identity Web Services that would facilitate the deployment of interoperable customized applications.

Alex 

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