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Blog Archive for marinasum during December 2008

A recent Sun IDM Buzz TV video, hosted by senior product line manager Daniel Raskin, shines a light on the advantages of open-sourcing identity management software at Sun. They include transparency, ready and complete access by the community, alleviation of a lengthy sales process, and frequent participation at open forums by the worldwide community. Enterprises that adopt OpenSSO and OpenDS,...
A recent Enterprise Networking Planet article, Will OpenSolaris 2008.11 Attract Linux Users?, starts with a comparison of the two operating systems and delves into the OpenSolaris 2008.11 features, complete with screen shots. Of note are the Image Packaging System, Time Slider for automatic backups, and other desktop highlights: GNOME 2.2.4, Firefox 3, OpenOffice. The author observes, "...
The latest podcasts on SDN Channel offer insights on a variety of topics: Project Kenai Migration Path for Python 3.0 PHP Trends and Practices Campus Cast: Meet Andrew McFarlane, Edinburgh University Do tune in!
OpenSolaris 2008.11 became available earlier this month, a milestone that I highlighted in a December 10 posting. Here are two reviews that are well worth a read: Hands-on: OpenSolaris 2008.11 a major step forward for Sun by Ryan Paul — Positive comments on the hardware compatibility, networking, installation process, Time Slider, Package Manager. OpenSolaris 2008.11 first impressions by...
For protected Java EE applications, you'd normally want to make certain resources, such as the welcome page, accessible without user authentication. Accomplishing that with OpenSSO Policy Agents involves only a simple procedure. Part 2 of a recent series on Sun Developer Network guides you through the steps. The article also contains an overview of the three types of single sign-on (SSO): same...
The OpenSolaris Learning Cloud Service, an on-demand lab, offers all the features of recently released OpenSolaris 2008.11. All you need is a My Sun account, which you can sign up for free. Do read the instructions, which include the login and password for accessing the service and suggestions of features to check out. I got a demo yesterday from a colleague. Pretty neat! To learn about cloud...
It's a milestone day for the OpenSolaris OS, Sun's open-source operating system: Release 2008.11 is now available. On the home page of opensolaris.com is a list of related videos, including one that describes the enhancements and new features for users, system administrators, and developers.Here are a few handy links: Downloads Features Community Ignite Newsletter OpenSolaris is intuitive to...
Similar to a previous article on how to configure for federated single sign-on (SSO) for Google Apps through OpenSSO, a new paper on SDN describes the procedure for Salesforce CRM. You learn the preliminary steps (downloading of OpenSSO and creation of accounts at OpenSSO and Salesforce), the configurations in OpenSSO and Salesforce, and the testing step. Hats off to Rajeev Angal, an architect...
A handy book by Sun's Ruth Kusterer, 100 NetBeans IDE Tips & Tricks: Your Guide to Finding Your Way Around the NetBeans IDE!, is now available on Safari Books Online. The tips are divided into 14 categories: editing, navigation, projects, and so forth: well organized, illuminating, and helpful. Congratulations and hats off to Ruth.
Interested in finding out how to put single sign-on (SSO) into effect in a PHP development environment? As its synopsis points out, the new Sun Developer Network article, Single Sign-On for SugarCRM Through a SAML-Based Integration of OpenSSO and simpleSAMLphp, "shows you how [...]. The process integrates OpenSSO, Sun's open-source Web access management project, with an application in the LAMP [...