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04 Nov 2009
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Eleven Major Trends in Identity Management [22417]
Sun CIO Looks at the Impact of These Trends on Business

Sun's Chief Identity Officer of the North America Software Line of Business Mark Dixon describes eleven major trends in Identity Management for 2010. In a summary blog, Dixon highlights each of these trends, which he further expounds upon in separate entries. They include market maturity, authentication, authorization, identity assurance, roles and attributes, identity federation, regulation, personalization and context, identity analytics, Internet identity and identity in the cloud.
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09 Oct 2009
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Sun Role Manager 5.0 and Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 [22450]
Updated Tools to Intelligently Manage Identity Portfolios

New versions of Sun Role Manager software and Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition have been announced. Version 5.0 of Sun Role Manager software offers a 360-degree view of assigned user access to data and applications, enabling more intelligent governing. Version 7.0 of Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition improves performance by more than three times and improves authentication and modification performance by 60 percent, Sun reports.
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07 Oct 2009
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White Paper: Extreme Scalability using Sun Grid Engine Software [22334]
Best Practices on Tuning the Software for Maximum Effect in Large & Super Scale Environments

Several best practices for building super scale clusters utilizing Sun Grid Engine software are shared in the Sun white paper "Extreme Scalability Using Sun Grid Engine Software," which also reveals practices to avoid. The 27-page paper authored by Daniel Templeton explains distributed resource management (DRM) systems, of which the Sun Grid Engine is a part, and focuses on the Sun software's features and architecture.
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24 Sep 2009
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Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.0 [22262]
LDAP Core Designed for Easy Installation, Embedding, Configuration

Sun OpenDS Standard Edition is a pure Java technology-based directory server designed for use of directory services with applications that were traditionally devoted to databases or highly specialized solutions. Based on the OpenDS open-source community project, this second version comes with a complete LDAP v3 compliant Directory Server that claims a five minute install process and features that make it easy to use and manage.
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07 Sep 2009
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Links to Resources for Creating LDAP Client APIs [22208]
Includes Material in Several Programming Languages

The variety and the performance capabilities of LDAP client APIs is the subject that Mark Craig addresses in his blog of that title, which outlines the operations performed by an LDAP client. The blog includes links to resources for creating LDAP clients in Java, C, Perl, PHP and Python.
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21 Aug 2009
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Sun's Tool for Managing Enterprise Legacy Data [22164]
Virtual Directory in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Consolidating the growing stores of disparate identity data, where increasing numbers of users and applications are the rule rather than the exception, is one of several daunting tasks facing system administrators. The recent Sun white paper "Top Three Reasons to Deploy a Virtual Directory" explains why a virtual directory can help solve this task by providing a single consolidated view of disparate identity data to organizations dealing with diverse legacy resources.
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