I’m sitting here in the Identity & Privacy track at the Burton Catalyst conference in San Diego. Johnny L just left the stage, having announced that Sun will be open sourcing web single sign-on as OpenSSO – part of Sun’s ongoing commitment to the Participation Age.
We will be releasing source code for authentication, single-domain single sign-on, web and J2EE agents (the core of Sun’s Access Manager product) under the CDDL license. You will be able to download, build, extend and use the software without charge.
Here is the roadmap from the opensso site:
|August 2005||High level architecture document and use cases for Open Web SSO.|
|October 2005||Read-only buildable sources for Session Module, that will provide ability to implement basic Single Sign On solutions.|
|December 2005||Read-only buildable sources for Authentication Module, that will provide the ability to implement a full scale single sign on solution.|
|February 2006||Read-only buildable source code for Early Access that will include an implementation of Single Sign On Agents for one web and one application server.|
|April 2006||Complete Open Source availability for all sources.|
You can read much more at the sun.com OpenSSO page and particularly the FAQ. Google News already has the press release and an article at InternetNews.com.
So, go sign up at opensso.dev.java.net – the forums are open for discussion and questions. Welcome to the Participation Age!