Federated Access Manager 8.0 -- The Overview (Part I)
By dr156914 on Sep 24, 2007
OK. I've been heads down for the last two months but wanted to share some of what we're working on in our next product release.
We're in the process of combining Access Manager and Federation Manager in to a single product called Federated Access Manager (FAM). Scheduled to release in March 2008, the product will be built from a single, externally managed and accessible code base, which is part of an open source project called OpenSSO. All builds of FAM are publicly available via the OpenSSO web site. An early access version of the product will be available November 2007. To explore Federated Access Manager 8.0 please go to the OpenSSO website to download the latest stable build.
FAM will be delivered as a self-contained J2EE application. Delivering the product as a pure J2EE application provides ease of deployment and minimizes the number of processes that are running at one time. This enables Sun to provide access management, federation, and web services security functionality out of the box and delivered as a simple WAR file that can be deployed in minutes. Other Federation/WAM solutions often require the deployment of multiple components, scripts and have multiple processes running at once.
In my next blog I'll talk a bit about what features will be delivered in FAM 8.0. Also, check out my pretty little roadmap slide below that outlines how FAM and OpenSSO relate to one abother. Wocka Wocka Wocka!