White Paper on Sun's Approach to Identity Management
Sun has a practical approach for identity management, as described in a recent white paper (in PDF) on
sun.com, Keeping It Simple: A Pragmatic Approach to Identity Management. The paper first defines the importance of identity in Web applications and summarizes the subsequent chapters. Four chapters then follow, which focus on
- The requirements for an effective identity infrastructure
- The pragmatic approach taken by Sun
- Sun's identity solutions
- Real-life examples
Reading a high-level writeup like that gives one a wide perspective. I enjoyed it.