OpenSSO Tab Sweep - Oct 24 2008
By superpat on Oct 24, 2008
Wow! OpenSSO is HOT right now...
- First up this week is MarkMail. I've written before about the insights we're getting into the OpenSSO community from MarkMail, well, I took a look the other day, and we've already had significantly more mail on the OpenSSO Users list this month than any past month in its entirety. Must be something to do with that little event we had at the end of September...
- The GlassFish source code has been browsable from Fisheye for some time. Well, now those good folks at Atlassian have turned their lens on OpenSSO - take a look at the OpenSSO source through Fisheye.
- Google Alerts is a great tool for tracking activity related to OpenSSO - one site that it picked up is Open School Systems - a test lab for multiple open source initiatives related to K-12 school information systems and data exchange. According to their news page, they have selected OpenSSO as their solution for federation, single sign-on and identity management. It'll be interesting to see what they come up with.
- Satoshi Moriya, a Sun solution architect in Japan, has posted a nice diagram tracing the evolution of OpenSSO (Google translation to English). Hopefully we can keep the same product name for at least the next three releases!
- Speaking of Japan, I'll be speaking in Japan next month, at the Liberty Alliance Day 2008. The event is on Friday November 7th at BelleSalle Kudan; my session is at 16:20 - OpenSSO – selling Open Source Identity. I'll be looking at how we open sourced Sun Access Manager, built a community around it and developed OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0. In particular, I'll be looking at some of the federation-related innovation in '8.0, including, of course, the Fedlet.
- Finally, another find from Google Alerts: Implementing Web Access Management at the University of Guelph (in Ontario, Canada) - a poster presentation from the EDUCAUSE 2008 conference. The PDF is worth downloading and printing out as big as you can manage - there's a lot of practical information on deploying OpenSSO (and Shibboleth).