Posted by marinasum
on May 28, 2008 at 2:57 PM PDT
Sun identity architect Rajeev Angal explains in a recent interview.
Sun identity architect Rajeev Angal starts a recent interview with Sun Developer Network with explaining why identity federation among enterprises, a must-do in the present-day Web economy, is a momentous challenge. Issues abound from many fronts: legacy applications, transient and transaction data, protocols, scalability.Enter virtual federation, a key capability invented by Rajeev for the upcoming Sun Federated Access Manager , which is being merged from Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager. The merged product will also be a twin of OpenSSO , Sun's open-source Web SSO [single sign-on] project. Virtual federation involves a simple, lightweight process that transmits the required data through Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) version 2.
Sun Federated Access Manager will ship later this year. I'll spotlight the milestones for sure.