WSO2 Unveils Identity Server 4.5
Sep 23, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
WSO2 expands identity management capabilities with the release of WSO2 Identity Server 4.5.
The cloud, mobile computing, and APIs are empowering enterprises to extend their processes to customers, partners, and other groups within the organization. However, with this greater reach come greater challenges to protect data and ensure users' privacy across multiple domains and devices. WSO2 addresses these challenges with the launch of WSO2 Identity Server 4.5 for authentication and identity management across cloud, mobile and Web applications.
According to a release, the latest release of the WSO2 Identity Server adds new capabilities for user provisioning and management, including:
-Support for OpenID Connect to authenticate users of mobile and Web applications.
-Stronger tenant control in multitenant cloud deployments through the ability of each tenant to have multiple trusted identity providers and multiple user stores, which are isolated from the rest.
-Enhanced System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) with the addition of OAuth 2.0 authentication.
-Expanded Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 functionality to support seamless integration with Salesforce and Google Apps.
-Addition of SAML 2.0 grant type for OAuth 2.0 to leverage SAML 2.0 with REST/API security.
"Collectively, the cloud, mobile, APIs, social media, and open source are enabling enterprises to create new connections across employees, customers and partners. Along with new business models, this is also bringing the need for more comprehensive identity management across the diverse participants in these connected enterprises," said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO. "WSO2 Identity Server 4.5 delivers on this demand by combining robust, centralized management with flexible models for provisioning in traditional, cloud and mobile deployments and by facilitating authentication and authorization no matter where or how users choose to access applications and services."
Version 4.5 builds on the performance of WSO2 Identity Server, the enterprise-ready, 100 percent open source, lean, component-based software, which has been in production in Global 1000 enterprises since 2009.
WSO2 Identity Server enables enterprise architects and developers to improve the user's experience by reducing identity provisioning time, guaranteeing secure online interactions, and delivering a reduced single sign-on (SSO) environment. It also decreases the burden of identity management and entitlement management by including role-based access control, attribute-based access control, fine-grain policy-based access control, and SSO bridging. Featuring full native multi-tenancy, WSO2 Identity Server can run on servers, in a private cloud, public cloud or hybrid cloud environment-all from the same software.
WSO2 Identity Server is complemented by the WSO2 Cloud Gateway 1.0, first launched in 2010, which provides a secure connection between applications behind the firewall and public platform as a service (PaaS) or SaaS offerings.
WSO2 Identity Server is built on the same modular, fully componentized OSGi-compliant code base as the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform. Like all WSO2 middleware products, it is inherently cloud-enabled and uses core framework components that provide a consistent set of enterprise-class management, security, clustering, logging, statistics, tracing, and other capabilities. Additionally, it offers a graphical management console, which is integrated with other WSO2 middleware products, for configuration, management and monitoring. The componentized architecture gives enterprises flexibility to customize WSO2 Identity Server by adding WSO2 Carbon middleware products or the 175-plus components on which they are based.
WSO2 delivers complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today's heterogeneous enterprise environments-internally and in the cloud.
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