Monday Jul 27, 2009

OpenSSO Express Build 8 and OpenDS SE 2.0

Flashing through the ether this morning was a press release covering OpenSSO Express 8 and OpenDS SE 2.0. Since OpenDS SE 2.0 was released a week or two ago, my colleague Ludo Poitou has documented its arrival and some of its new features in a series of blog posts:

Ludo calls out assured replication, an extension to the existing loose consistency multi-master replication feature that brings tighter consistency of data between replicas, as the biggest innovation in OpenDS 2.0; I know it's making an impact because, the very next day after OpenDS 2.0 was released I was approached by an attendee at the Community Leadership Summit singing its praises!

Over in OpenSSO-land, we're putting the finishing touches to OpenSSO Express Build 8, due for release in a couple of weeks time. This release will include our new Mobile One Time Password feature, the Fedlet for .Net and a new task flow for enabling single sign-on to Salesforce.com and a whole host of other goodies, so watch this space for its availability!

So, what's an Express Build? Well, as I mentioned when we released OpenSSO Express Build 7, back in April, Express Builds are supported 'snapshots' of development between full 'OpenSSO Enterprise' releases, allowing customers to get support on new features without waiting months for the full release. The key difference between Express builds and Enterprise builds is that fixes to Express builds are rolled into the next Express build, along with new features, while Enterprise builds have 'bug fix only' service packs and hot patches available for paying customers. Obviously, Express builds aren't for everybody, but we're finding that they work well for a lot of folks. There's lots more information and a FAQ at the OpenSSO wiki.

Sunday Feb 01, 2009

Referential Integrity, Ted & Alice

For whatever reason, James hasn't moderated-in my comment on his Random Thoughts for 2009-01-18, so here it is in blog entry form...

For some reason, James has a bee in his bonnet over referential integrity and LDAP. I'm really not sure where he's coming from here - both OpenDS and OpenLDAP offer referential integrity (OpenDS ref int doc, OpenLDAP ref int doc), and Sun Directory Server has offered it for years (Sun Directory Server ref int doc). Does this answer your question, James, or am I missing something?

By the way, if you're wondering about the title of this post, it's an allusion to the mighty Half Man Half Biscuit's 1986 track Architecture and Morality, Ted & Alice, which itself was a play on the titles of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's 1981 album Architecture & Morality and the 1969 movie Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice. If there was any justice in the world, there'd be a neat link back to the world of identity here, but there isn't, so there's not...

Friday Jan 09, 2009

OpenSSO Tab Sweep - Jan 10 2009

First OpenSSO tab sweep of 2009, a pretty quiet week, but a few items worth reporting...

Ah well - at least there are no hits for opensso potoroo... Yet... (Yes, it took me many many tries to find an animal that generated zero hits on Google when combined with OpenSSO. A potoroo is an Australian marsupial - much like a bandicoot. In case you're wondering, there are 28 hits for opensso bandicoot. What a strange world we live in...).

Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

links for 2008-10-29

  • Quite funny - William Hathaway downloads the latest OpenDS, starts some testing, then goes off for the day. 13 hours and 327 million modifications later, OpenDS is still merrily crunching away...

Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

links for 2008-10-14

Thursday Apr 03, 2008

links for 2008-04-03

Friday Oct 05, 2007

New Sun Developer Network Goodies

The Sun Developer Network elves have been hard at work at the cobbler's bench, publishing new articles in the identity section and creating a whole new resource center for scripty folk.

First up, Installing, Configuring, and Deploying Sun Java System Access Manager the Simple Way, by Sun engineer (and techno buff!) Anant Kadam and regular SDN tech author Marina Sum, shows how Access Manager's WAR deployment mechanism allows you to install the product on any of a variety of containers in just a few minutes. <whisper>It works on Tomcat and Glassfish as well as the officially supported containers - just don't tell anyone </whisper>.

Also, the very first article on OpenDS just hit SDN, Trey Drake and the ubiquitous Marina present an introduction to OpenDS. In case you hadn't heard, OpenDS is Sun's open source directory server project, written in Java and fully compliant with LDAP v3. Check out the article and OpenDS itself!

Finally, we have the new Scripting Resource Center - all sorts of goodies here - JavaScript, Ajax, Ruby, JavaFX, jMaki, PHP, Python, C, DTrace, and more. Set aside a couple of hours before following this link

Friday Jun 22, 2007

Web 2.0 Meets Directory

Friday lunchtime is my slot for catching up with podcasts. Today I listened to Trey, Don and Brandon discussing the OpenDS project and its Atom/LDAP offshoot - 'Web 2.0 Meets Directory'. Good stuff and quite funny as they rib Trey a little over James Governor's assessment of the Atom/LDAP mashup as "the coolest work at Sun Microsystems right now". Of course, I would submit that OpenDS and Atom/LDAP are actually just a little way off being the coolest project at Sun. But then, I would, wouldn't I?

Monday May 07, 2007

Directory Server as a Blog Platform

Spent the afternoon at CommunityOne today up in SF. One thought while watching Ludo present on the cool things they're doing with OpenDS - particularly the Atom/APP server: a directory server seems like the perfect foundation for a blog platform - hierarchical database, read/write access heavily skewed to read...

UPDATE - some cool pics from Ludo.

Saturday Mar 24, 2007

links for 2007-03-24

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