Around 2001, I was collaborating with Jamie’s team to build iPlanet Directory Server Access Manager Edition, an addition on top of the successful iPlanet Directory Server.
Many years later, after many branding changes, a tons of new functionalities and supported standards, a successful open sourcing of the code and much investment in ease of use, Sun has just released the first commercial version of the OpenSSO project : Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0.
OpenSSO still makes a great use of LDAP directory servers, but has even gone one step further as it includes an embedded OpenDS directory that can be used as a user store or configuration store, providing an unmatched out of the box user experience.
You can get Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 now, and if you want to learn more about it refer to the Product page.
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