While at Sun's Customer Engineering Conference (CEC) 2007 in Las Vegas this week, we launched the first release of Project Open Provisioning ToolKit, or Project OpenPTK. Myself along with Scott Fehrman
and Derrick Harcey
released version 1.0 of OpenPTK
as a community project on Java.net
"Project Open Provisioning ToolKit (OpenPTK) provides a bridge between
Identity Solutions and specialized user interfaces or access points."
The initial release includes a consumer Java API, Web Services (.wsdl), HTML Taglibs, and JSR-168 portlets with user self-service, administration and command line interface (CLI) examples. The architecture supports several pluggable back-end services including Sun's Identity Manager
(via SPML) and future Sun's Access Manager
and LDAPv3 support.
The following is a high-level architecture representing these consumer and service tiers as well as a glimpse into some of the Framework Tier elements. Look for forthcoming blogs on these different areas.
We look forward to the ride ahead and ongoing learning experience as we gain support from the Identity Management community. With this out in the open, we welcome any comments, suggestions and best of all, your contributions to the community.
Already a big thanks to Mark Dixon (Discovering Identity), Marty and Tatsuo Kudo for blogging about their initial experiences with OpenPTK at CEC.
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