The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed references to something called Sun Java System Federated Access Manager 8.0. Simply stated, we are bringing together the Access Manager and Federation Manager products in the next version, together with some exciting new features. I'll leave it to Daniel to bring you the full product roadmap story, but I will stress this important point: FAM 8.0 will be OpenSSO; that is, the commercial product will be built from, and identical to, OpenSSO, in exactly the same way that Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 is built from, and identical to, Glassfish v2.
As part of this process, fellow architect and occasional blogger Rajeev Angal has writted an excellent overview of the OpenSSO/Federated Access Manager architecture on the new Federated Access Manager wiki.
The architecture document moves from a 30,000 ft 'elevator pitch' (now there's an interesting mixed metaphor!) to detail the various FAM services, extension points and dependencies. Absolutely required reading for anyone working with OpenSSO, Access Manager and Federation Manager or looking forward to the upcoming Federated Access Manager - OpenSSO/Federated Access Manager architecture