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Blog Archive for marinasum during February 2007

New on Sun Developer Network is a tutorial on securing communications in Web services. As a demo, the tutorial hosts a sample application that quotes stock prices. The software involved is Sun Java System Access Manager, the NetBeans IDE 5.5, and the Java Application Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) with Tools bundle. Can we ever overemphasize the importance of privacy protection in...
Peter van den Bogaard's January article, DTrace by Example: Solving a Real-World Problem, first cites a pain of an example scenario with logins on secure shells (SSH). It then shows you, step by step, how to track, diagnose, and resolve the problem with DTrace, the dynamic tracing framework in the Solaris OS. That's an eye-opening illustration of the DTrace capability. Good job!
Java API for XML Web Service (JAX-WS) 2.1, a maintenance release in the wake of JAX-WS 2.0, offers capabilities for WS addressing. Three technical experts from Sun—Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Jitendra Kotamraju, and Vivek Pandey—will answer questions online Monday through Friday next week, February 26-March 2.Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to get educated on JAX-WS! See the details on...
Just live on Sun Developer Network is a redesigned hub for Sun Java System Portal Server. The key topic areas are now more eye-catching and navigation is intuitive. The Portal Open Source Project, in particular, is a highlight well worth checking out. Sun Java System Portal Server is free.
Pat Patterson, Sun's federation architect, recently spoke at the RSA Conference 2007 in San Francisco. His blog, which points to the slides, summarizes the process flow. The standards involved are ID-WSF, ID-SIS, and ID-FF; the products, Sun Java System Access Manager, Sun Java System Federation Manager, OpenSSO, and NetBeans Enterprise Pack.It's always fascinating to read about all that behind...
From a new Sun Developer Network article, Switch on SAML for PHP With Project Lightbulb, you'll learn how open-source Project Lightbulb and SAML 2.0 help achieve single sign-on for PHP applications.A future SDN article will describe the circle of trust and single logout with SAML 2.0. As soon as that paper is live, I'll be sure to highlight it here.
In another Ask the Experts session sponsored by java.sun.com, three key members of the Java SE Platform deployment team at Sun will answer questions online about Java plug-in technology between February 12-16. Interested? Mark your calendar.