I realized that the About page here is broken (probably in some upgrade of Roller), so here is some current information about me, your humble author. I’ve written it as an entry in the ‘About Me’ category so I can post updates, you can comment, whatever.
I’m Pat Patterson, a federation architect working on Sun’s OpenSSO, Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager. I’m British – born in England of Scottish parents and grew up in the
fair concrete city of Coventry. I’ve been working on internet security with Java since 1997, when I wrote my first ever piece of commercial Java code – an ASN.1 library for decoding X.509 certificates.
So, what do I actually do?
- Much of my time is spent on OpenSSO, particularly the mechanics of opening up what was a proprietary software product to be an open source project.
- I’m driving a sub-project of OpenSSO – ‘Lightbulb‘ – the first fruit of which is a SAML 2.0 service provider implementation in PHP.
- I participate in the Liberty Alliance Project Technical Experts Group (TEG) as a representative of Sun Microsystems.
- I regularly speak at events such as Java One, Liberty Alliance Day and Identity Open Space.
- And finally,
maintaining my personality cultblogging.
There is more information about me on my LinkedIn profile.