More Planet Identity News

The blog entries come thick and fast tonight. Again, if you’re a regular Planet Identity reader, you might have noticed a little disturbance in the Force shuffle in the blogroll. Since Eric Norlin and Dick Hardt now do their Identity related blogging elsewhere (Eric at Digital ID World and Ping Identity, Dick at Identity 2.0 and Sxip), and with their agreement (not that I need it – bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha – sorry), I’ve removed their personal weblogs from the Planet.
How do you find the current signal/noise ratio at Planet Identity? About right? Not enough cat-related posts? Too many? Should I be working harder to sort the wheat from the chaff? Comments welcome!

Planet Identity News

If you’re a regular user of Planet Identity, you might have noticed that it has been exhibiting less than ‘five nines’ reliability these past few days. Steve Lau, who kindly hosts Planet Identity on Grommit, migrated Grommit from Linux to Solaris 10. There were a couple of hiccups along the way, but it looks like normal service has been resumed.
UPDATED Corrected migration from ‘Linux to Apache’ to ‘Linux to Solaris 10’ – thanks, Geoff!

OpenSSO Architecture and Use Case documents now online

The first documents have gone online at OpenSSO. Quoting from the announcement:

The high-level System Architecture and Use Cases documents for OpenSSO project are now available in the documents section of the project web site. These documents are placed under the folder /opensso/docs/system folder and can be accessed as follows:

  1. Go to the project home page at
  2. Click on the “Documents & files” link in the left navigation menu.
  3. Navigate to the folder /opensso/docs/system

Once there, you can access these documents by clicking on the file name links for architecture and usecases.

Great work Arvind, Dennis and co!

Sun Identity Management Experts Exchange – Wednesday August 24th – 9:30am Pacific

I know – I should have posted this a week ago, but… better late than never. Kevin LeMay (Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Directory Server Enterprise Edition), Chris LaPoint (Senior Product Manager, Identity Manager) and I will be online, live, tomorrow from 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific, answering questions on Sun’s Identity Management product line. Register here and login tomorrow morning, afternoon, evening, or whatever time of day it is where you are, and fire away!


Tom is three and a half now, and enjoys spelling out words on the fridge with his magnetic letters. This was this morning’s effort. Neither Karen or I could figure it out, until Tom told us… See if you can guess what it is before you click here. I know – scary!

Interested in working on the next generation of identity management at Sun?

Access Manager is hiring! We are looking for software engineers with 3-5 years experience in Java, J2EE and servlets to join the AM engineering team at Sun’s Santa Clara campus. You can read through my blog to get an idea of some of the technologies used in Access Manager – web services, identity federation, kerberos – you might even get to work on the OpenSSO project.
If this sounds like you, then see the job specs here and here. Oh – and tell them Pat sent you