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Blog Archive for marinasum during July 2008

In a new article on SDN, Securing Applications With Identity Services, Part 4: Single Sign-On and Logout, you learn how to take advantage of the REST operations supported by OpenSSO to achieve single-sign-on and logout. Hosted with the article is a simple application as an example. The setup procedures offer code segments that demonstrate how to build a JSP page after creating a Web application...
Today, Sun releases OpenDS Standard Edition (SE) 1.0, the supported version of an open-source, LDAP directory server. The benefits are many: easy, fast installation; interactive command-line interface; high performance; interoperability. Sun senior product line manager Daniel Raskin adds that OpenDS 1.0.0, the recently released community version, is "an embedded configuration store and user...
In a previous posting, I highlighted Sun Access Manager 8, the upcoming merged product of Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federated Manager. The new product will enjoy commercial support and indemnification from Sun. In a recent interview with me, Sun senior product manager Nick Wooler talks about the background, the support model, and the benefits. In particular, note the...
The list of finalists for SourceForge.net's 2008 Community Choice Awards is worth a look. I was impressed by the page design, which highlights the categories, project names, and their URLs "above the fold," so to speak. According to the CCA home page, the winners will be announced later this week during OSCON 2008, of which Sun is a platinum sponsor. OpenOffice.org is a finalist in three...
OpenDS, an open-source, LDAP directory server that shipped its 1.0.0 release late last week, serves well as a naming service for the OpenSolaris OS. Read Part 1 of a new SDN series for the basic steps: generating and exporting a self-signed certificate, running OpenDS as nonroot, installing OpenDS, defining schemes, and creating and populating the Directory Information Tree. Update on 8/7/08...
Reading ComputerWeekly.com's recent article, The Secret to Designing User-Friendly Interfaces for Desktop Software, reminds me of the thoughts from Sun senior interaction designer Frank Ludolph early this year. Without a doubt, UI design is an important aspect of software development and often a key determinant of a product's success. Donald Norman, the design expert interviewed in the...
Trumpets! As highlighted in today's Java Today, OpenDS, an open-source LDAP directory service written in the Java language, has released its version 1.0.0. Among the key capabilities are...
As defined on Sun Developer Network's new Python Developer Center, Python is a dynamic, object-oriented, multipurpose, and multiplatform programming language. The PDC also covers Jython, Django, and TurboGears, and points you to downloads and community postings, news, and events. Have a look.
A recent Sun Net Talk vodcast by Sun senior product line manager Daniel Raskin addresses the aspects of authentication, authorization, administration, and personalization in access management and federation. The vodcast starts with a description of the problems enterprises face today in resources, federated partnerships, implementation schedules, secure Web services, and scalability. Raskin then...
Installing Sun Java System Web Server 7.0, which is bundled with the Java 5 SE Platform, on OpenSolaris 2008.05 results in an error. However, because Web Server also supports the Java 6 SE Platform, you can, with a few simple steps, enable Web Server to adopt that platform on the OpenSolaris OS, hence a successful installation. For details, see this technical tip on Sun's BigAdmin portal.