OpenSSO Enterprise is a single product that combines the features of Sun Java™ System Access Manager, Sun Java System Federation Manager, and the Sun Java System SAML v2 Plug-in for Federation Services. Additionally, it is enhanced with new functionality developed specifically for this release. OpenSSO Enterprise provides access management by allowing the implementation of authentication, policy-based authorization, federation, SSO, and web services security from a single, unified framework. The core application is delivered as a simple web archive (WAR) that can be easily deployed in a supported web container.
OpenSSO Enterprise is Sun Microsystems' commercial distribution of the open source code available at OpenSSO.
To assist the core application, policy agents, the Client SDK, and (possibly) other disparate pieces must be installed remotely and be able to communicate with the OpenSSO Enterprise server. See What Does OpenSSO Enterprise Do? for a high-level picture of the deployment architecture and Chapter 2, Examining OpenSSO Enterprise for more specific information.