White Papers

Connected Identity: Benefits, Risks, and Challenges

SAML, OpenID, OpenID Connect, WS-Federation all support identity federation – in other words, all of these standards enable cross-domain authentication. Yet, most federation systems today operate in silos - i.e., a SAML federation silo, an OpenID Connect federation silo, an OpenID federation silo, etc. The ability to scale in a given federation silo is challenging given the increasing number of service and identity providers.

A Reference Architecture for Deploying WSO2 Middleware on Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open source container management system for automating deployment, operations, scaling of containerized applications and creating cluster of containers. It provides advanced platform as a service (PaaS) features, such as container grouping, auto healing, horizontal auto-scaling, DNS management, load balancing, rolling out updates, and resource monitoring, and make container as a service (CaaS). Deploying WSO2 middleware on Kubernetes requires a Carbon membership scheme for Carbon cluster discovery, and Kubernetes artifacts for automating the deployment.

WSO2 REST API Design Guidelines

This white paper provides guidelines, based on proven industry best practices, on how to develop a REST API that reaches Level 2 of the Richardson Maturity Model.

Scope Versus Size: A Pragmatic Approach to Microservice Architecture

This white paper will focus on the key fundamentals of microservice architecture (MSA) and how technology has evolved to what it is today. It will also discuss the role of enterprise middleware in building an MSA.

Event-Driven Architecture: The Path to Increased Agility and High Expandability

This white paper will discuss the basic functions of an event-driven architecture (EDA) and explains the key advantages it could potentially offer enterprises -both traditional and connected- across many industries.


In-Memory Computing Landscape: Its Role and Advantages

This white paper introduces in-memory computing, discusses how it can be an effective solution in solving some key problems and how it can be carried out via the WSO2 platform.


Orchestration and Choreography – When To Use An ESB vs a Workflow Engine

March 29, 2016 By Nuwan,

Service chaining and workflows, commonly referred to as orchestrations, are common integration scenarios in enterprise systems development. There are two distinct type of orchestrations we deal with when realizing these systems....


WSO2 API Manager Multi Data Center Deployment Architecture

On June 23, 2015 By Nuwan,

This has been a hot topic at WSO2 as many of our users and customers often ask how they can deploy WSO2 API Manager in a multi-datacenter setup. This blog post is an effort to elaborate the technical details and...


SOA patterns and an enterprise middleware platform – a winning combination!

On June 15, 2015 By Mifan,

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) patterns provide structure and clarity, enabling architects to establish their SOA efforts across the enterprise. Moreover, these SOA patterns also help to link SOA and business requirements in an effective and efficient way. Since service orientation has...


Implementing an API Façade with the WSO2 API Management Platform

On May 28, 2013 By Asanka Abeysinghe,

In my previous post I described about the reference architecture of API Façade. This post gives implementation details using the WSO2 API Management Platform and the WSO2 ESB....



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This session will discuss YUCCA - a platform built on WSO2 products - which is aimed at interconnecting people, systems and things to improve the knowledge and analysis of lives within complex environment. The products used include WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and WSO2 Complex Event Processor to manage the integration of different types of data sources (applications and real-time devices), protocols and invocation modes and WSO2 API Manager and WSO2 Identity Server to provide the required functionalities and security levels to users in the Internet ecosystem.


[WSO2Con EU 2016] Creating Data APIs with WSO2 Data Integration Server

This session will explore the upcoming WSO2 Data Integration Server, which is an upgrade of the current WSO2 Data Service Server. It will examine its key features such as its out-of-the-box support for ETL (extract, transform and load). The WSO2 Data Integration Server can now expose anything from CRUD (create, read, update and delete) operations to complex ETL processes as data APIs in no time.


[WSO2Con EU 2016] Rethinking Message Brokering with WSO2 Message Broker

Messaging has been used widely by enterprise architects to reliably integrate and scale systems. Commonly used messaging patterns include distributed queues/topics and dead letter channels with varied quality of service levels. When adopting a message broker, architects not only need to look at features but also at the deployment and maintenance complexity, internal architecture and surrounding concepts. This session will discuss the internal architecture of WSO2 Message Broker.