Sunday, June 19, 2005

Sun Expands Identity Management portfolio

Sun Microsystems expanded its identity management portfolio with two new products, Sun Java System Federation Manager and Sun Java System Identity Manager Service Provider Edition. Both are aimed at helping enterprises extend identity management to multiple partners, users, devices and applications.

Federation Manager helps companies quickly build interoperable, federated identity and authentication services between two or more partners. Using Federation Manager, these partners can exchange standards-based authentication information, automatically link identities across multiple sites, and enrich end user interactions by integrating with underlying web services to provide personalized user information. Federation Manager adheres to accepted industry-standard federated identity protocols, such as Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML), Liberty Identity Federation Framework (ID-FF), and Liberty Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF).

Identity Manager Service Provider Edition , which is based on open standards, such as the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML), provides reusable identity administration capabilities. In addition, Identity Manager Service Provider Edition can automate the initial setup and ongoing management of federated accounts to help expedite the rollout and expansion of federated identity management projects.

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