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Open Source Identity

A complete identity management solution comprises a number of components.

Open Source Identity

  1. Open source identity management
    A complete identity management solution comprises a number of components. As such, it would be difficult for any single open source project to offer a plug-and-play identity management system. There are, however, a number of projects that offer components of such a system, particularly in the area of federation and SSO (single sign-on).
  2. Novell's Bandit to open source identity management software
    'Content Bandit will aim to create services enabling disparate identity management systems to be more readily integrated. The project will work with existing industry standards such as WS- and Liberty Federation, and open source projects including Eclipse Higgins. Novell already incorporates some of Bandit's open identity services within its SUSE Linux distribution and says it will include more of Bandit's services in future releases of other products. The Bandit high-level architecture includes identity infrastructure components for authentication, role-based access control, a role engine, and an audit record framework, as well as incorporating the Higgins common identity component. 
  3. Open Source Identity Management Solutions Written in Java
    Continuing on the series of "open source" stuff written in Java, here now is a review of "open source" solutions for Identity Management. Identity management encompasses directory services, authentication and authorization services, certificate authorities, administration consoles, single sign-on and provisioning services.
  4. Open  Source Identity Selector Announced
    OSIS is more than just a small project to build open source identity selectors for Microsoft?s CardSpace (formerly InfoCard); after all, that?s been done. OSIS will support interoperability between the addressable identity systems (OpenID, LID, XRI) and card (or token) based identity systems (more notably CardSpace and Higgins). OSIS has the support of all of the major players (including Microsoft, Novell, IBM, SXIP, XRI, and Verisign).
  5. Red Hat Supporting Open Source Identity Selector
    As Pete Rowley said in explaining Red Hat?s decision to participate, ?With so many companies collaborating on the project it is clear that this is an important piece of the identity puzzle and that the industry recognizes the opportunity to work together for the common good. The open source movement is much more than just Linux and we?re seeing significant interest from customers and the community in building a common framework for identity interchange on the internet. 

  6. Project Bandit to Open Source Identity Management Software
    The Bandit open identity services that were released yesterday under GPL or LGPL licenses include the Common Authentication Services Adapter, which Novell created for its Novell Linux Desktop commercial desktop operating system. CASA allows the caching of user and system credentials on a Linux system such that applications can have single sign-on functionality. CASA supports the Linux kwallet equivalent to Microsoft's Passport (remember that?) as well as for GKring and PasswordManager. Novell says that CASA will eventually weave into LDAP directories and Kerberos security programs.
  7. Novell Open Source's Identity Management Technologies
    Novell has announced the creation of Bandit?, a groundbreaking open source project with a charter to unify disparate identity systems and provide a consistent approach to securing and managing identity. The identity services in development by the Bandit community are open source and will work with existing industry standards such as WS- and Liberty Federation, and open source projects including Eclipse Higgins. Novell has already contributed significant engineering resources and code to jump start this effort. Ultimately, the goal of the Bandit project is to provide organizations with a consistent approach to enterprise identity management challenges such as secure, role- based access and regulatory compliance reporting.
  8. IBM, Novell aid open-source identity project
    The project, which is managed under by the Eclipse Foundation, is based on the concept of user-centric identities researched at Harvard Law School?s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The software created by the project will likely compete with Microsoft's InfoCard framework, which will form the core identity management role in the software giant's next-generation operating system, Windows Vista. The hope is that the software will help reduce the amount of unsecured data on the Internet and stem the tide of data leaks.
  9. IBM and Novell announce support for open-source identity manager
    IBM announced today that they are partnering with Novell and a small firm called Parity Communications to contribute time and code to "Project Higgins," an open-source on-line identity manager. Higgins started life in 2004 as the "Eclipse Trust Framework," a proposal by the Eclipse Project. Eclipse is a nonprofit, open-source development organization, best known for its set of integrated, Java-based development tools. The idea behind the Eclipse Trust Framework (which was renamed Higgins last year) was to create an application programming interface (API) that could be used by users and organizations to create identity and relationship profiles that work across multiple platforms and systems.
  10. What's behind open-source ID push?
    The two technology heavyweights are backing an initiative code-named Higgins Project, which the companies pitch as an open-source response to Microsoft's forthcoming InfoCard technology. Both Higgins and InfoCard are being presented as ways to give people more control of their personal data when doing business online. The systems also promise to work with the multiple authentication systems on the Net, making it easier for people to manage Internet logins and passwords.
  11. Novell funds open source Bandit
    Novell has launched an ambitious open source identity management project, which aims to allow companies to integrate different identity systems and provide a consistent approach to securing and managing identity. Novell has a track record in identity management products and some credibility in the open source world, due to its acquisition of SuSE Linux, and is hoping that a freely available integration layer will mean more sales for the whole identity management market.
  12. Sun goes open-source for single sign-on identity management
    Sun is to open-source its single sign-on Java technologies for authenticating users remotely to a variety of websites and services. It will also open-source client-side software that connects and authenticates against the Sun Java System Web Server and Sun Java System Application Server. In order to drive development of these technologies, Sun has set up the Open Source Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) project with the goal creating an extensible infrastructure for identity services including authentication, session and logging. And just like Java, Sun's idea is to have this used everywhere: part of Sun's 'participation age' vision.
  13. Open source identity management, social tools
    SocialPhysics is a new program affiliated with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard Law School to "Develop a reusable, open source software framework that provides core services including: identity management, social network data models, authentication management, encryption, and privacy controls." This is much more compelling framework on which next-generation introduction sites could be built than SocialGrid.
  14. Sxip Supportive of Novell's Bandit Open Source IdM Project
    Novell just announced the creation of Bandit, an open source project intended to unify disparate identity systems and provide a consistent approach to securing and managing identity. We believe the identity management industry needs a common approach to secure, role-based access and compliance reporting for the enterprise and open source projects like Bandit from Novell and Higgins are a great step in that direction. We see this as a natural complement to the user-centric Identity 2.0 efforts being made with SXIP and DIX and are excited to work with them on adding support of Bandit, Higgins and eDirectory.
  15. Novell gets into identity management
    Novell has officially launched Bandit, an open source identity management platform that leverages existing open identity technologies like IBM's project Higgins. Designed as a role-based security "enablement layer" for enterprises, Bandit could potentially increase interoperability between disparate identity systems currently used by companies. Novell hopes that the availability of source code will enable independent developers to make their own technologies compatible with Bandit. 
  16. Sun open sources identity services
    Sun claims it is the first identity management vendor to open source its proprietary single sign-on code. There is, however, an open source project called Java Open Single Sign On. Sun believes its technology is superior. "This is the first commercial grade Web single sign-on technology that is being put in the open community," Gates said. Companies that have purchased Sun's technology include Deutsche Telekom, which bought 80 million licenses for Web single sign-on.



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