OpenSSO – Open Access, Open Federation

The Open Web SSO project (OpenSSO) provides core identity services to simplify the implementation of transparent single sign-on (SSO) as a security component in a network infrastructure.

OpenSSO provides the foundation for integrating diverse web
applications that might typically operate against a disparate set of
identity repositories and are hosted on a variety of platforms such as
web and application servers. This project is based on the code base of
Sun JavaTM System Access Manager, a core identity infrastructure
product offered by Sun Microsystems.

Welcome to the official launch of the OpenSSO project and community site. OpenSSO is an open source access management software distribution that provides the means to build authentication, authorization, and session management for Java and web applications and web services.

OpenSSO is the result of a close collaboration between a community of developers and Sun engineers working to promote the evaluation, use, and innovation of identity and access management technology. And, since Sun will be basing the Sun Java System Access Manager product on OpenSSO, eventually everything that is committed to the OpenSSO source will end up running in real, production deployments.

So what happened today? In simple terms, we are finally turning on full read and write access to the source code. What does that mean for you, the developer?

Through the OpenSSO project site, we invite you to participate in the development process by reviewing source code, providing input on features, submitting bug fixes, requesting new functionality, and spearheading other improvements. You can check out source. You can download and deploy the J2EE web application archive. You can break it, fix it, write about it, and talk about it. Or, simply join in the technical discussions.

We thank you for participating.

The information about OpenSSO project including governance and licensing is here. http://opensso.dev.java.net
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