February 2009

OK, this post will sound a bit like a sales pitch (or is it the Coué method?) but I enjoyed reading this article about our latest quarterly report. Yes, our open source strategy seems to finally yield some results and drives concrete (and significant!) revenues.

About time…

We have published an article on OpenID in this month’s BigAdmin newsletter. The article describes the OpenID deployment we have done here at Sun.

One of the feature we were first to demonstrate with OpenID was to increase the trust a Relying Party can have in the principal’s identity by asserting the fact that this principal is also a Sun employee (in addition to the fact that he owns the OpenID URL). This basically supports the approach of whitelisting “acceptable” OpenID OPs (identity providers) from the standpoint of a Relying Party.

Although its usage is far from satisfying (did you say lack of OpenID Relying Parties?), it has been a great way to leverage  OpenSSO and demonstrate its extension mechanism.