Right from the very inception of OpenSSO, the most frequently asked question has been "When are you open sourcing the federation code?". Well, today, the answer is... "Today!" Here is the text of the announcement:
The OpenSSO project is pleased to announce the availabilty of the Java source code for the identity federation and web services framework of the Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager. The name of this effort is Open Federation.
Following is a list of links to help you get started:
- OpenSSO Project Home Page
- Open Federation Architecture
- Open Federation Use Cases
- FAQ Center The Open Federation FAQ is linked to from the FAQ Center. It contains information on how to setup and run the federation and web service samples.
- Source Code Links contains information regarding the source code and how to use and improve it.
- The Java API Reference is the OpenSSO JavaDocs.
- The OpenSSO: Download Page contains links to download the nightly builds.
The OpenSSO project and code will be updated constantly with bug fixes, new features, modules and accompanying documentation. Please check back often. In fact, OpenSSO is a growing community of developers, both inside of, and outside of, Sun. Be a part of OpenSSO and sign up at https://opensso.dev.java.net.
Go grab it, play with it, and build cool stuff!