Thursday Jun 28, 2007

Catalyst Panel on Identity Services Today

I'll be on a panel today, Thursday, June 28, at Burton's Catalyst at the San Francisco Hilton with a bunch of guys that are a lot smarter than me, but it should be fun. I'll be joining moderator Mark Diodati, good friends Phil Hunt from Oracle and Nick Nikols from Novell, as well as Bill Dettlebeck from BEA and Andy Rappaport from CA. We'll be on from 2:50-3:50pm PT, right after Mark provides his analysis on the topic from 2:20-2:50pm PT. It should be interesting. Join us and bring your comments and questions.

Wednesday Jun 13, 2007

Sun and Deloitte unveil new Identity and Access Management offering around Roles

Today we announced an exciting new offering around Enterprise Role Lifecycle Management with one of our key GSIs, Deloitte, around Identity and Access Management (IAM). Identity has lots of hot sub-topics, but few are much hotter than roles, and with good reason. Roles are key to creating an abstraction between users, permissions and the resources to which they provide access. The abstraction makes management of users and what they can access easier, cheaper, scalable and improves security integrity. Roles are also a real key to another hot identity topic - compliance. But ask most companies and they'll tell you roles and role management is a real and non-trivial problem. Few organizations have a proper handle on them, which makes our new offering with Deloitte so timely.

Sun and Deloitte plan to roll out several new IAM offerings. The first consists of Sun's Identity Manager, Vaau's RBACx role mining, role lifecycle management and role reporting capabilities and Deloitte's Role Management for Enterprises (RM4E) service delivery methodology.

We'll be showing a demo of this new offering at the Gartner Identity and Access Management conference in London, June 25-26, and also in our hospitality suite at Burton Group's Catalyst conference in San Francisco, June 28. Come and check it out!

For more information click here.

Wednesday Jun 06, 2007

Sun's OpenID IdP is Live!

We made the announcement at JavaOne that Sun was going to deploy an OpenID Identity Provider just for our employees and it went live last night. I have already created a few OpenID identifiers and verified their use. I'm pretty sure Sun is the first company to set up an employee only OpenID IdP. Very cool!

If you are interested in learning more about our deployment - of course we used our own products! - you can read more here or check out this helpful FAQ.

Sunday Jun 03, 2007

Identity User Group in Washington DC June 6, 2007

I'll be in Washington, D.C. this week on June 6th for another of our Identity Management User Group meetings and I'm looking forward to it. I'll be joined by co-workers Sarah Chapman, Suresh Sridharan and Edward Saba. We've had incredible turnouts recently in New York, Dallas, Paris, and Menlo Park, so I expect a good crowd. It's great to hear what people are really doing, where they are having success and even where they are struggling. It's especially fun to see customers connect with each other and reminds me of my days building the identity infrastructure for Caterpillar. I still maintain relationships I started back then with peers at Alcan, Boeing, Exxon, Motorola, and others.

If you are a customer and somehow missed the notification you can still get registered. Here's the agenda. We will be meeting at Hotel Washington.

Friday Nov 17, 2006

See Sun at the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit in Vegas

Yes, the high rollers from Sun's Identity Product Management team will all be in Las Vegas at Gartner's Identity and Access Management Summit from November 29-December 1 2006. Come and visit Sun in Booth #4 and you could win a Bose Noise Cancelling Headset! But more importantly we will be giving demonstrations of:

Booth hours are:

  • Wednesday, November 29 from 11:45am - 1:45pm
  • Wednesday, November 29 from 5:15pm - 7:15pm
  • Thursday, November 30 from 11:30am - 1:30pm

Sun specific sessions include:

  • Wednesday, November 29 at 2:45pm - Get the Most out of Your Identity Management Project
  • Wednesday, November 29 at 3:20pm - Beyond Security: Looking at the Benefits of Identity Management (Equifax Case Study)

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