Glassfish v2 and Directory Services… with OpenDS

While on the same subject of the interaction between Glassfish and directory servers, Trey Drake posted a few months ago details on how to integrate OpenDS and Glassfish for authentication and authorization.

But there are other ways to leverage OpenDS and Glassfish. As OpenDS is a pure Java application, it can be embedded in other Java application or web application, running in the same JVM. And with its built-in multi-master replication, OpenDS can provide high-availability for users and groups within a cluster of Sun Java System Application Servers.

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Glassfish v2 and Directory Services…

Glassfish v2 and its companion Sun branded product Sun Java System Application Server 9.1 are being released today, delivering enterprise grade application servers.

Glassfish and Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition have been playing well with each other for a long time now.

On one side, Glassfish v2 delivers by default an LDAP realm allowing centralization of Users and Groups into Sun Directory Server, integrating the application server with enterprises identity management solutions.

On the other side, Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.x contains a couple of web applications (the Directory Service Control Center and Directory Editor) that can be easily deployed in Glassfish v2. The following blog posts are providing the details:

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