Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sun offers corporate customer identity life cycle management, free white paper/buyer's guide
Today Sun Microsystems emailed its list an invitation to peruse its PDF booklet “A Complete Buyer’s Guide to Identity Management”. The visitor must fill out a simple registration form (“identifying” himself or herself).
The view of the Guide is that “identity” is a core concept and property of an internal or external customer in an enterprise. Therefore security checklists and protocols must be based on the idea that one will expect the visitor to validate that he or she is who “it” says “it” is. The guide does provide a long series of successive checklists for designing security architecture for an enterprise, related to how various Sun libraries are structured. Sun also describes a concept called “identity lifecycle management.”
The most important link is this. There is also open source directory management here.