Tuesday Aug 04, 2009

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Saturday Jan 17, 2009

Identity Management Buzz TV Videos from DIDW 2008

At DIDW 2008 last September, Daniel Raskin, Nick Wooler and I, among others, recorded a series of videos covering various aspects of identity management. I just went and watched the first in the series - a fascinating discussion between Daniel and Felix Gaehtgens of Kuppinger Cole - 'Open Source in Identity'.

One thing I noticed, on looking through the series, is that the number of views varies widely between the videos - from as little as 22 to more than 4000. There's some great stuff in there, well worth watching, so here are all the videos, have a browse through and see what takes your fancy...


Open Source in Identity - Felix discusses the advantages of identity management in open source with Daniel Raskin.


Identity Bus - Felix chats with Daniel about varying industry perspectives on the identity bus and Sun's Security Token Service.


Social Networking & Identity: Platforms Power - Nick Wooler and I talk about the impact social networking has had on identity management.


Safeway's Benefits of Sun Identity Management - Paul Rarey, Chief Architect for Safeway, talks with John Barco about the benefits Sun identity management has provided to this retailer.


OpenSSO Enterprise and Sun Master Data Management Suite - Daniel talks with David Codelli from the JavaCAPS team about Sun's MDM Suite and the benefits of having a single customer view.


Identity and Access Management Deployment Best Practices - Sun's Saryu Nayyar visits with Steve Curtis of PricewaterhouseCoopers about practices for both new and existing customers.


A Discussion on Role Management with The 451 Group - 451 Group Analyst, Steve Coplan, talks with Sun's Sachin Nayyar about the Why, the What and the Where of role management.


Sun IDMBuzz Tv: Federation and OpenSSO: Connecting the Dots - Julio Tapia hosts a roundtable discussion on Federation and OpenSSO with Steve Curtis from PricewaterhouseCoopers and Daniel Raskin from Sun.


Identity and Access Management Trends and Strategy - Identity experts, John Barco and Sachin Nayyar discuss the trends and strategies in identity management.


OpenSSO and Glassfish: A Match Made in Heaven - Daniel talks with Glassfish Engineer, Doug Strickland, about synergies between identity and glassfish.


Access Certification: A Critical Identity-based Control - Listen to Sun Sr product Line managers Nick Crown and Craig McDonald discuss the importance of Access Certification and the introduction of Sun Identity Compliance Manager.


Sun IDM Buzz TV: Sun OpenSSO Enterprise - Daniel and I discuss how this solution solves three tough challenges.

Tuesday Oct 28, 2008

Speaking at CSI 2008, Washington, DC, November 17 2008

The good people at the Computer Security Institute have invited me to speak at their CSI 2008 conference as part of an Identity 'summit panel' considering topics in the field of identity, federation and security. Jim Nelson of New Mexico State University is moderating the panel, with John Petze of Privaris, Robert Richardson of the Computer Security Institute and Pamela Dingle of Nulli Secundus also speaking. If you have a taste for the CardSpacey side of digital identity, Pamela's name will be very familiar from her work at OSIS.

Although the conference site lists the summit as running from 11:00am - 5:00pm on Monday, November 17th, 2008, my understanding is that the panel sessions will run 11am-noon, 1:45pm-2:45pm, and 4pm-5pm. Come along and see where the conversation takes us!

Thursday Oct 16, 2008

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Wednesday Oct 01, 2008

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Tuesday Sep 30, 2008

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Friday Sep 26, 2008

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Saturday May 17, 2008

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Monday Apr 14, 2008

From the Trenches - Daniel Raskin on Simplifying Federated Access Management

Tech author Marina Sum over at Sun Developer Network continues her series of interviews; this time in the hot seat is Daniel Raskin, senior product line manager for access and federation management at Sun.

In the interview, Daniel lifts the lid on some of the cool new features coming up in Sun Federated Access Manager 8.0 (and, of course, available NOW in OpenSSO), including Fedlets, Virtual Federation, the Federation Validator and more. Exciting stuff!

Monday Mar 24, 2008

Fame! Well, an interview at Sun Developer Network...

From the shameless self-promotion dept...

Hot on the heels of her interview with Jamie last week, Marina's latest subject is... me!

Sadly, my suggested title of "Sun's Rising Identity Superstar" was rejected in favor of the far less exciting "OpenSSO, a Thriving Community". Oh well...

Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

From the Trenches - Jamie Nelson on Web Access Management

Sun Developer Network tech author Marina Sum starts a new series of interviews this week with OpenSSO's benevolent dictator and Sun's director of engineering for access and federation management, Jamie Nelson (my boss, so I'd better be careful here!).

In the interview, Jamie explains how web developers need to consider security, but, at the same time, avoid hard-coding it into their apps. Some great tips and useful links for any web developer - read the article here!

Friday Mar 07, 2008

Federated Identity Through the Eyes of the Deployer

As I just reported over at The Aquarium, Eve and Marina recently published Federated Identity Through the Eyes of the Deployer - what it is, why you might want it and what questions to ask as you architect a federated identity system.

As I mentioned on The Aquarium, Eve was a key player in defining XML, SAML and more. What you might not know is that Eve is also a talented musician, shining even when accompanied by those less gifted in the art, such as here, at IIW2006b:

Here be the lyrics.

Wednesday Feb 06, 2008

Paul Bryan Interviewed at Sun Developer Network

As I just mentioned over at The Aquarium, Marina Sum recently published a short interview with Paul Bryan, in which Paul talks about OpenID, OpenSSO and the fight against phishing and identity theft.

OpenSSO participants and regular readers will recognize Paul's name - he was the very first external committer on the OpenSSO project, back in 2006. Paul went on to write the OpenID Extension for OpenSSO (since deployed at openid.sun.com) before joining Sun in October 2007. While we were sad to 'lose' an external committer, we were very happy to welcome Paul to Sun.

Go read the interview and be sure to leave a comment - this short interview format is new and Marina is looking for your feedback.

Monday Jan 07, 2008

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Friday Sep 21, 2007

All-New Fall Schedule

I have a packed schedule this fall - well, packed for me, anyway:

First up, next week, is Digital ID World at the Hilton in San Francisco. I'll be there for Sun's reception on Monday evening and the Concordia workshop on Wednesday. The last Concordia workshop, colocated with Burton Catalyst, back in June, gave some great insights into some real-world identity interoperability, with George Fletcher of AOL [PDF], Mike Beach of Boeing [PDF], Jim Heaton of GM [PDF], Ian Bailey of the BC Government [PDF] and Georgia Marsh of GSA [PDF] explaining the interop issues they are facing, as well as some notable successes. This time round, representatives of Chevron, InCommon and the State Services Commission of the New Zealand Government will be presenting. Admission is free - just add yourself to the wiki.

Next month, from October 23rd to 25th, is the Liberty Alliance plenary meeting in Tokyo. The plenary meeting is Liberty members-only, but there is an open workshop day on the Friday. On the packed bill are Roger Sullivan of Oracle, Makoto Hatakeyama of NEC, Paul Madsen of NTT, Prateek Mishra of Oracle, Yukio Itakura of the Institute of Information Security, Colin Wallis of the New Zealand State Services Commission, Ken Ojiri of NTT, Brett McDowell of the Liberty Alliance, Kenji Takahashi of NTT and my good self. I will be presenting an update on open source identity at Sun - OpenSSO, OpenDS and... well, you'll have to wait and see. The event is free - just register here.

November brings my first ever trip to Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 8th, to talk to the Triangle Linux Users Group. They've given me 2 hours (the fools!) to wax lyrical on identity from LDAP to SAML and beyond. Attendance is free and open, so, if you're in the Triangle area, come along. It starts at 7pm and, apparently, there is pizza.

Finally, in December, the good folks at Javapolis in Antwerp have kindly invited me to present 3 sessions - one each on SAML 2.0, Liberty ID-WSF 2.0 and OpenSSO. Hmm - I must submit those abstracts... I'm afraid you have to pay this time, but, at 410 Euros for the entire week (December 10th - 14th), it's great value. Here's the registration page.

So - there you have it - come along to one of the events, say hi, eat pizza and find out about identity, federation and OpenSSO

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