OpenSSO Webstart Prototype : QuickSetup
By rajeev on Sep 06, 2008
Here is a prototype for a Java Web Start based OpenSSO installation built with Embedded GlasshfishV3 early builds and Embedded OpenDS.
The idea is that no separate installation of a app server and directory is necessary to start exercising OpenSSO features.
Although initially targeted for people new to OpenSSO, clearly there are several interesting possibilities going forward for such a delivery mechanism in the future. Some initial thoughts are listed below :
Please feel free to add any other suggestions you may think of.
Step 1 : Click here to invoke QuickSetup
Choose Java Web Start option and click OK.
Step 2: Accept the certificate : Make sure it looks something like :
Note : The certificate will not be self signed in later releases.
Step 3 : Wait about 25 seconds until the the following windows show up one after another:
This is the QuickStart main user interface. Do not close this window!
Step 4 : No action - just be patient and wait another 25 seconds for a browser window like the following shows up :
Thats it - simply choose the appropriate configuration option - the configurator wizard will guide thru rest of the steps.
You must have already noticed that the steps above automatically start a OpenSSO instance : http://localhost:28080/opensso.
For exercising Federation functionality (Eg : SAML2) you need at least two opensso instances in two different domains.
Initial Preparation : Setup /etc/hosts (or equivalent) to add fully qualified hostnames to represent a Service Provider and Identity Provider respectively : eg :
127.0.0.1 localhost www.idp1.com, www.sp1.com
Install two instances using The QuickSetup Web Start UI.
For example :
Enter sp , click "Deploy" - wait 25 seconds for a configrator widow similar to the one in Step 4 above to show up. Change the URL to your SP installation. E.g. : http://www.sp1.com:28080/sp.
Configure using this OpenSSO instance configurator wizard and the use Service Provider task flow to set this instance as a Service Provider.
Back to Webstart window - enter "idp" and click "Deploy". Same steps above, except this time change url to : http://www.idp1.com:28080/idp and configure this instance as a Identity Provider.
CLick "Exit OpenSSO" button on Webstart window. This will shutdown all opensso instances.
Invoking QuickSetup again restarts the default opensso instances - it will all use the configuration setup earier. Ie you dont need to configure it again. To restart other OpenSSO instaces configured earlier, use the QuickSetuo UI to enter the deploy uri and click "Deploy".