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.
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.
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 [...].
Hugo Rivero, senior staff engineer at Sun's ISV Engineering team, and I recently cowrote an article for Sun Developer Network: Working With Multiple Boot Environments on the OpenSolaris OS.
Protecting applications with mandatory user logins through Policy Agents and OpenSSO, Sun's open-source Web-management project, requires no extra code.
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.
Take a look at the OpenSolaris monthly newsletter called Ignite.
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.
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.