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OpenSSO and OpenDS – Open for Business

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Author: Mark Dixon
Sunday, August 20, 2006
3:24 am

Early this morning, while my family was still asleep, I played some inspirational music on iTunes and joined the OpenSSO and OpenDS communities on java.net. These two communities, formally launched within the last month, illustrate Sun Microsystems’ accelerating commitment to make the open source concept an integral part of the corporate software strategy. The Identity Management community will be a large beneficiary of this movement. I invite you to join me as a participating member in these open communities.

“The Open Web SSO project (OpenSSO) provides core identity services to simplify the implementation of transparent single sign-on (SSO) as a security component in a network infrastructure. OpenSSO provides the foundation for integrating diverse web applications that might typically operate against a disparate set of identity repositories and are hosted on a variety of platforms such as web and application servers. This project is based on the code base of Sun Java System Access Manager, a core identity infrastructure product offered by Sun Microsystems.”

“OpenDS is an open source community project building a free and comprehensive next generation directory service. OpenDS is designed to address large deployments, to provide high performance, to be highly extensible, and to be easy to deploy, manage and monitor. The directory service includes not only the Directory Server, but also other essential directory-related services like directory proxy, virtual directory, namespace distribution and data synchronization. Initial development of OpenDS was done by Sun Microsystems, but is now available under the open source Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL).”

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