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Blog Archive for marinasum during November 2007

On Sun Inner Circle is a newly published overview, Identity Federation: Securing Your Extended Enterprise, on building cross-enterprise—that is, federated—frameworks for identity, Web services, and SSO. The paper discusses the three stages of securely sharing data across organizations, the myths, and the benefits of Sun's related products (Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java...
Sun Developer Network's Identity Management Hub underwent a face-lift in September with an enhanced look and feel, new navigations, and spotlights of many identity-related topics. You'll find downloads, references, and other resources, including product highlights, FAQs, community forums, demos, and support and training information at your fingertips. SDN continually publishes on this hub...
My mid-October posting about Part 1 of an SDN article series on identity services in OpenSSO, specifically on authentication, elicited a few positive comments and questions. Part 2 on authorization is now live.In this part, the same sample application in Part 1 applies. You're shown how to further configure OpenSSO so that authenticated users can perform tasks for which they have been...
New on Sun Developer Network is an article, Deploying PHP From Cool Stack in Sun Java System Web Server. The title speaks for itself: The article shows you how to do the deployment on the Solaris Operating System, known for its performance, stability, and security. Only a few short steps are involved.If you're new to open-source Cool Stack, do check it out. It's a group of common applications...
A two-week vacation exacts a high price in catching up. But I had a fabulous time in Hong Kong and Xian early in the month so no gripes whatsoever. Speaking of catching up, I just caught up on a podcast that I'd meant to listen to for a while: Innovating in a Commodity Market, an interview by Sun VP of global systems engineering Hal Stern with Sun cofounder and Systems Group chief architect Andy...
Gartner recently positioned Sun Java System Access Manager in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Web Access Management, 2H07. The criteria for such placement hinge on a product's "ability to execute and completeness of vision." A blog on The Aquarium points to a Sun press release, the Gartner Report, and an article at Destination CRM; also three related blogs.I've spotlighted...
True to its tag line, A Community for Sun Developers, Sun Developer Network at developers.sun.com is a must-visit for the technical community of Sun products and technologies. A recent revamp of its front page has resulted in a host of useful, enlightening, and fun content: videos, blogs, SDN Share (in which members can post tips and musings), quizzes, technical tips, event announcements, and...
Sun Developer Network recently launched a redesigned site, called the Web Tier hub, for Sun Java System Web Server and Sun Java System Web Proxy Server. You'll find pointers to articles, FAQs, documentation, downloads, and numerous other resources, including Sun's support and service offerings. RSS feeds are also available for subscription.Sun Java System Web Server offers a host of impressive...
In a posting last week, I introduced the new FAQ on Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager. Sun Developer Network published two more sections yesterday: Authentication — Load balancer cookie resets, failover, certificates, SSO Token Single Sign-On (SSO) and Sessions — Timeout values, prevention of session hijacking, notification service, enabling of SSO...