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Marina Sum

Marina Sum, having been a writer for Sun since 1989 and a staff writer for Sun Developer Network for several years, blogs mostly on Sun-sponsored open-source projects.


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Achieving Single Sign-On and Logout With OpenSSO's Identity Services

Posted by marinasum on July 31, 2008 at 10:25 AM PDT

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.

OpenDS Standard Edition (SE) 1.0 Ships

Posted by marinasum on July 29, 2008 at 2:00 PM PDT

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.

Support for OpenSSO From Sun

Posted by marinasum on July 24, 2008 at 11:16 AM PDT

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.

Finalists for's 2008 Community Choice Awards

Posted by marinasum on July 22, 2008 at 12:09 PM PDT

The list of finalists for'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.

OpenDS As a Naming Service for OpenSolaris OS

Posted by marinasum on July 17, 2008 at 11:33 AM PDT

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.

A Perspective on Interface Designs

Posted by marinasum on July 15, 2008 at 10:08 AM PDT

Reading's recent article, The Secret to Designing User-Friendly Interfaces for Desktop Software, reminds me of the thou

OpenDS, an Open-Source LDAP Directory Service, Ships Release 1.0.0

Posted by marinasum on July 11, 2008 at 4:16 PM PDT

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—

New Python Developer Center on Sun Developer Network

Posted by marinasum on July 10, 2008 at 11:33 AM PDT

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.

Sun Net Talk on Access Management and Federation

Posted by marinasum on July 8, 2008 at 3:16 PM PDT

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 partner

Installing Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 on the OpenSolaris OS

Posted by marinasum on July 3, 2008 at 1:59 PM PDT

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.