OpenSSO is here!

1 minute read

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:

Date Deliverable
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 OpenSSO page and particularly the FAQ. Google News already has the press release and an article at
So, go sign up at - the forums are open for discussion and questions. Welcome to the Participation Age!



a twisted world

[Trackback] With this announcement , the Sun Java Access Manager (version 7.0) and it’s product updates & enhancements would soon be available as part of the openSSO project. I am all excited and thrilled about this move even though several folks think otherw…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *