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Blog Archive for marinasum during June 2008

Cloud computing generally means accessing resources that are owned and run by third parties in consolidated groups in data centers. BBC World News has published its pick of best cloud applications and services: Sun's network.com, Apple Mobile Me, Google Docs, and others. Many familiar names there. Concise and enlightening introductions, too!
Have a look at the newly launched OpenSSO Resource Center, which brings you at a glance reference material on OpenSSO, Sun's open-source project for access management, federation, and secure Web services. Collected are documentation, FAQs, articles, support information, product demos, and so forth. As Sun identity architect Pat Patterson said at the OpenSSO session at CommunityOne in May, "There...
Check out the ninth segment of the FAQ for Sun Java System Access Manager on Sun Developer Network. These latest Q&As focus on performance and policy, session failover, deployment, and agents, with tips and guidelines for configurations and best practices. Here are a few examples: When should I recompile: before or after starting the Web server? How do I protect a resource with a policy...
Fedlets, a key new feature in the upcoming Sun Federated Access Manager, twin of OpenSSO, are, to paraphrase Sun identity architect Pat Patterson, lightweight packages created by identity providers to efficiently federation-enable small service providers. By way of explaining the nuances, Sun product manager Sidharth Mishra has spotlighted the following: A screencast on Fedlets, including a...
SDN just published Part 2 of an FAQ on the nuances of working with Sun Java System Access Manager, a twin of OpenSSO, in support of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 1.x and 2.x. You learn, for example, how to enable basic authentication and how to configure Authentication Context mappers. In the works are Q&As on performance and sizing, policy, agents, installation and configuration...
A recent Forbes interview with Sun CIO Bob Worrall on how Sun IT has been streamlining and consolidating internal applications since late 2005 sheds light on the challenges and rewards. Here are a couple of quotable quotes: "A big part of this challenge isn't the technology. It's getting the business side to understand how to run the business differently." "When it comes time to invest in an...