Tuesday Oct 27, 2009

Sun @ Internet Identity Workshop Next Week

The Sun Identity team will be actively participating in the Internet Identity WorkShop next week in Palo Alto. We're looking forward to talking about hot new technologies such as OAUTH and Vendor Relationship Management and hope to actively share our ideas around innovation in the identity and access management space. We just signed up as a sponsor (better late than never) and will be providing lunch on one of the days. Hope to see you there!

Thursday Oct 22, 2009

Sun Webcast - Improve Compliance, Access Controls, and Performance

Below is a great webcast put on by Nick Wooler and Neil Gandhi from the Sun Identity team. They discuss all the great new things in Role Manager 5 and Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7. I'm always struck by the hypnotic power of Wooler's voice. I'm convinced he has a bright future in Books-on-Tape. Check it out!

Friday Oct 09, 2009

Bookmarks for October 9th 2009

Links for the day . . .

  • Sun Microsystems Releases New Versions of Role Manager and Directory Server Enterprise Edition -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced new versions of Sun™ Role Manager software and Sun™ Directory Server Enterprise Edition, offering organizations updated tools to intelligently manage their identity portfolio. Customers will benefit from increased business transparency and compliance, simplified access controls, as well as better performance and scalability.

  • The OpenSSO REST Interfaces in Black / White – DocTeger gives a comprehensive explanation of OpenSSO's REST-like identity services, with the usual cool music video at the end.
  • Tuesday Sep 29, 2009

    Federating to Salesforce CRM in Under 5 Minutes

    I just finished editing a video on how to federate to Salesforce CRM using OpenSSO in under 5 minutes. It was a lot of fun to make. Like our Google Apps Starter Kit, we'll be launching a Salesforce Starter Kit shortly that walks you through a step-by-step guide on how to do this as well. Basic jist is this solution allows you to reduce sign-ons for your employees and allows them to access Salesforce services using their enterprise credentials rather than their Salesforce credentials. Enjoy!

    Tuesday Sep 22, 2009

    Announcing New OpenSSO Community Lead -- Hubert Le Van Gong

    I wanted to update you on the news last week about Pat Patterson (aka SuperPat) moving on from Sun and our search for a new community lead.

    As you all now know, Pat has moved on from Sun and thus has stepped down as the OpenSSO community lead. I want to wish Pat the best of luck in his future endeavors. He is not only an icon among the OpenSSO world, but he is also a great friend. I jokingly told Pat on his last day that he is "now dead to me," but the truth is I will miss him dearly and look forward to pestering him lots in the future.

    That said, I am very happy to announce that our new OpenSSO community lead is Hubert Le Van Gong. Hubert has a long history with OpenSSO. He is an identity architect at Sun with strong expertise in IdM protocols as well as RESTful web services. He started working with OpenSSO in the context of interoperability with the Microsoft-backed web services stack. True to Sun's tradition of eating its own dog food, he then helped deploy OpenSSO and its OpenID extension as an Identity Provider for Sun employees. More recently Hubert has been working on new OpenSSO extensions like OAuth and OpenID 2.0. Check out Hubert's blog to read about OpenSSO community activity and feel free to ping him via IRC. His IRC handle is hubertlvg.

    In addition to Hubert, you can always contact me directly at daniel.raskin@sun.com or Jamie Nelson, the Director of OpenSSO Engineering, at jamie.nelson@sun.com. We are also on IRC and our handles are draskin and jamiefnelson, respectively.

    Please join me in welcoming Hubert to his new role and start pinging away with questions!

    Tuesday Sep 15, 2009

    OpenSSO: Simple Integration with Microsoft AD

    Our Sun identity heroine, SuperPat, recently wrote a nice blog on a new feature in OpenSSO Express 8 -- Simple Microsoft Active Directory configuration. Download Express 8 to test it out. We've removed a few steps to make using AD as an identity store reaaaaaaaaaally easy. Have fun.

    Thursday Aug 20, 2009

    OpenSSO Express for Improved SSO

    Have you heard colleagues talking about OAuth, but don't understand how it can be used in the real world? Are you looking for lightweight solutions to federate with Java and .NET apps? Would you like to offer multi-factor authentication without having to purchase token hardware for all your employees?

    Watch this FREE webinar and learn how Sun Microsystems, Inc. is innovating in these areas and many more to provide simple, pragmatic solutions in a single product. You'll learn how the latest release of OpenSSO can help you secure all your core resources with a single product regardless of whether your resources are internal, external or in the cloud.

    Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

    OpenSSO Express for Improved SSO

    If you have a spare hour tomorrow (Wednesday August 18th 2009) morning, join me as I will be presenting a webinar titled OpenSSO Express for Improved SSO. The webinar is at 10am PDT/1pm EDT/7pm CET for an update on the very latest features in OpenSSO Express 8 and beyond, such as mobile one-time passwords, the Fedlet for .Net, and SalesForce.com integration. We will also be previewing our OAuth Token Service.

    Monday Aug 03, 2009

    OpenSSO Part of Nationwide Health Information Network CONNECT Architecture

    OpenSSO is now part of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) CONNECT Architecture. CONNECT implements a flexible, open-source gateway solution that enables healthcare entities – Federal agencies or private-sector health organizations or networks – to connect their existing health information systems to the NHIN.

    As part of CONNECT, OpenSSO acts as the:

    1) Authentication Service for citizen registration
    2) Policy Enforcement Point
    3) and one of two choices for a pluggable Policy Decision Point

    Read about OpenSSO and the CONNECT Reference Architecture here!

    Monday Jul 27, 2009

    OpenSSO Express 8 & OpenDS SE 2.0 Arrive!

    Theeeeeeeey're heeeeeeeeere . . .

    Thursday Jul 16, 2009

    Technology Preview: OpenSSO OAuth Token Service

    Check out the preview of our new OAuth Token Service. You can now use REST and the OAuth Token Service for securing your apps. It's a nice, light-weight alternative to WS\*.

    Wednesday Jul 15, 2009

    OpenSSO Enterprise: Fedlet for .NET in Action

    Building on the now classic "Fedlet for Java / Guns N' Roses Video," we now have a video for the newly released Fedlet for .NET. BTW, thanks to Giuseppe Gennaro, engineering rock star extraordinaire, for helping to pull this together. Also, to experience the Fedlet download OpenSSO Enterprise Update 1. Enjoy!

    Join Sun at Burton Catalyst -- Insane in the Membrane!

    Join the Sun Identity Management team at the Burton Catalyst conference in San Diego, California on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009. Stop by our Hospitality Suite and learn how you can simplify security and compliance for your business while you enjoy some 80s style fun!

    This is your VIP pass to our "Identity Underground" Hospitality Suite featuring:

    \* Break dancing by the OuterCircle Crew
    \* Signature East coast and West coast munchies
    \* On demand demos of Sun's industry leading identity management solutions
    \* One to one chat with Sun's identity domain experts
    \* A raffle with great prizes - and the more you participate, the more chances you have to win!


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