Tuesday, April 8, 2008

WSO2 Identity Solution 1.5, feature-rich with OpenID

WSO2 announced the release of WSO2 Identity Solution 1.5 today.

The WSO2 Identity Solution enables LAMP and Java websites to provide strong authentication based on the new interoperable Microsoft CardSpace technology, released version 1.5 today.

This new release includes OpenID and OpenID Information Cards, further enhancing the WSO2 Identity Solution to cater to a wider audience for web based authentication. OpenID is a key feature in decentralizing single sign-on, much favored by many users.

The WSO2 Identity Solution also works with current enterprise identity directories, such as those based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Microsoft Active Directory, allowing them to leverage their existing infrastructure. In addition to the Identity Provider the WSO2 Identity Solution provides a Relying Party Component Set which plugs into the most common Web servers to add support for CardSpace authentication and now OpenID WSO2 Identity Solution 1.5 can be downloaded from http://wso2.org/downloads/solutions/identity.

New features in version 1.5
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* OpenID Provider and relying party component support
* OpenID information cards based on user name-token credential and self
issued credential
* SAML 2.0 support

Other Key Features
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*Identity provider
-Simple management console
-Ability to connect to custom user stores (LDAP/Microsoft
ActiveDirectory, JDBC)
-Built in user store
-Support for the CardSpace default claim set
-Support for custom claim dialects and claims types
-Statistics/reporting/audit trail
-Ability to revoke information cards
-Issues information cards based on username-token credential and self issued credential

*Apache HTTPD relying party module - mod_cspace
-CardSpace authentication support for static web content
-Support for any server side scripting language supported by
Apache2
-Easy integration interface for developers
-Support for content management frameworks such as Drupal,
MediaWiki
-Java Servlet Filter relying party component
-Provides an intuitive plug-in for J2EE web application developers to enable CardSpace authentication
-Supports multi-valued claims
-Supports a set of simple operation modes

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