Posted by marinasum
on January 19, 2009 at 3:21 PM PST
Part 1 of a two-part series on SDN introduces the challenges businesses are facing in federating applications, describes the benefits of enabling virtual federation in OpenSSO, and elaborates on Secure Attributes Exchange, a key component for integration.
Late last week, Sun Developer Network published Enabling Virtual Federation With OpenSSO, Part 1: Introduction , the first segment of a two-part series on identity-federating applications. Mike Hortobagyi, the technical coauthor, shines a light on the challenges in question and the benefits of the virtual-federation capability in OpenSSO , along with an example. He also describes Secure Attributes Exchange (SAE), a key component that secures the integration, complete with an illustration.
See also Mike's posting and insights from Sun identity architect Pat Patterson . And stay tuned for Part 2 pleasecoming up soon!