Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Technical Overview

Identity Web Services

For some time, OpenSSO Enterprise has provided client interfaces for access to core features and functionality. These interfaces are used by policy agents and custom applications developed by customers. With this release, OpenSSO Enterprise now exposes certain functions as simple identity web services allowing developers to easily invoke them when developing their applications using one of the supported integrated development environment (IDE) products. (The IDE generates the stub code that wraps a call to the web service.) Identity Web Services are available using:

They do not require the deployment of an agent or a proxy and include the following capabilities:

For more information on identity services, see Identity Web Services and Part IV, The Web Services Stack, Identity Services, and Web Services Security.