Gluu: OpenDS as the foundation of Online Identity Management Services

Gluu is a San Antonio, TX, USA based startup offering a cloud based Identity Service that aims to make it easier for organizations to securely share identity information and to achieve inter-domain web single sign on. The Gluu services are built on open source software such as Apache, Penrose, MySQL database, OpenSSO and OpenDS.

OpenDS, the LDAPv3 directory service in Java, is used for different services in the Gluu infrastructure. It is used for storing all of the users' identity information as well as groups and access control information, in a highly available manner thanks to several instances of OpenDS replicated in a multi-master topology. Also OpenDS is used as a cache layer for some of the Gluu internal data, for availability and performance. Finally OpenDS is also the configuration store for the OpenSSO services. Gluu offers web services access to the LDAP directory services through the OpenDS DSML Gateway, a web application translating DSML messages to LDAP.

OpenDS was chosen over other directory servers for its inherent multi-platform support, its numerous features and its simplicity. Read all the details in the questionnaire.

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