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Blog Archive for marinasum during November 2008

Protecting applications with mandatory user logins through Policy Agents and OpenSSO, Sun's open-source Web-management project, requires no extra code. Part 1 of a three-part series, newly published on Sun Developer Network, steps you through the configuration process with a sample application. Just a few point-and-clicks and you'll be all set. Update (12/17/08): Part 2 shows you how to secure...
A new feature article on Sun's BigAdmin portal, Sun Blogs: A Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Reference Deployment, delves into the details of that major, highly successful deployment. Sun Blogs serves over 6,300 employee bloggers worldwide. Read about the access statistics (4 million page hits a day on average), the system architecture, configurations, and a system administrator's insight of his...
Take a look at the OpenSolaris monthly newsletter called Ignite. The debut issue, launched in October, includes news items, a ZFS tutorial, reviews, and blogs. The second issue (November 2008) is now off the press, with the highlights of the upcoming OpenSolaris 2008.11 release, an announcement of the 2008 winners of the OpenSolaris Community Innovation Awards, a screencast on the ZFS features,...
A new article on Sun Developer Network, Federated Single Sign-On for Google Apps in OpenSSO, walks you through the process of implementing federation for applications, such as higher popular Google Apps, including Google Mail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar. Only a few configuration steps—with no custom code at all—are involved, thanks to the enhancements in Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8....
OpenSSO, Sun's open-source project for Web access management, was kicked off in July 2005. Now, over three years later, OpenSSO-based Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 has been officially released, complete with capabilities for internal and external single sign-on, federation, and secured Web services. It's free for download. In a recent blog, Sun federation architect Pat Patterson points to the...
Check out this blog: Success with OpenSolaris + ZFS + MySQL in production! by Don MacAskill at SmugMug. It discusses his favorable impressions from running MySQL on OpenSolaris in production and concurrently benefiting from the volume and file-system management capabilities offered by ZFS. To quote MacAskill, "[ZFS] is pure heaven to work with. This is how file systems should have always been...