As I mentioned over at Superpatterns, there is a whole lot going on over at Sun Developer Network. Among the highlights, Marina Sum, our regular identity author, and Access Manager engineer Anant Kadam just published an article on Installing, Configuring, and Deploying Sun Java System Access Manager the Simple Way. And we do mean simple: grab a container (Glassfish would be favourite, of course ), download the Access Manager WAR file, deploy, answer a handful of configuration questions, and go!
We're working to make it even easier to deploy and use Access Manager, through OpenSSO. Hop over to Daniel Raskin's blog to take a look at the plans for Sun Java System Federated Access Manager 8.0 and then sign up to OpenSSO to get involved in the work in progress.