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Blog Archive for marinasum during April 2009

The OpenSolaris Information Resources wiki well deserves a shout-out. Three major sections at the top link to information for three different audiences: users, system administrators, and developers. You can then drill down and access a valuable pool of references—tips and tricks, tutorials, task lists, forums. Remember that the site is a wiki, hence open to contributions. Just follow the...
Felix Gaehtgens's March article on Kuppinger Cole, Innovations in the World of LDAP, that is, the directory-server arena, is well worth a read. It takes you through the early history of Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition (called iPlanet Directory Server before) in 2002 and its evolvement since, with notable enhancements in scalability, performance, replication, reliability, and resilience...
Sun's chief identity strategist Daniel Raskin has posted a three-minute video that steps you through the procedure of configuring OpenSSO for single sign-on to Google Apps. Be sure to first download Sun OpenSSO Express 7 and the Google Apps Starter Kit, as pointed out in the posting. The procedure involves only a few point-and-clicks in the GUI along with some data entries and OpenSSO will...
Interested in what the OpenDS Project is about? Be sure to read the recent interview on DZone with Ludo Poitou, senior staff engineer at Sun and OpenDS community manager. You'll learn about the related standards and specifications, the numerous OpenDS features that serve the enterprise, the background for two directory-server projects at Sun, the database aspect of OpenDS, and other highlights...
To learn the advanced features of the OpenSolaris OS, such as the ZFS file system, virtualization, and DTrace, turn to a presentation by Sun's Nick Solter and Dave Miner at CommunityOne East in NYC in March. Included are the video and related slides. Solter and Miner are two of three coauthors of a 1,000-page book called OpenSolaris Bible, which has earned a five-star review rating. "This book is...
OpenSSO community manager and Sun principal engineer Pat Patterson has just announced the third OpenSSO Community Day. It'll be held on Sunday, May 31 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, between 1:00-7:00 p.m. in an unconference format. Attendance is free. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn about the latest in single sign-on, authentication, LDAP, and other Web security-...
A March article on Sun Developer Network, Managing Boot Environments With OpenSolaris Package Manager, tells you how to manipulate BEs in the OpenSolaris OS. That is, efficiently and safely install, update, or delete software.The article starts with an illustration of an example BE, followed by the steps to create and delete BEs, also to change the default BE. The tools involved are Package...
You can integrate GlassFish Web Space Server, Sun's portal platform, with OpenSSO, a Sun-sponsored open-source project that delivers security for Web applications, single sign-on (SSO), federation, and identity services. In a recent blog, Sun's Rajesh R. tells you how to do that efficiently, complete with an illustration of the deployment and the steps for the related downloads, installations,...
Sun has a practical approach for identity management, as described in a recent white paper (in PDF) on sun.com, Keeping It Simple: A Pragmatic Approach to Identity Management. The paper first defines the importance of identity in Web applications and summarizes the subsequent chapters. Four chapters then follow, which focus on— The requirements for an effective identity infrastructure The...