WSO2 to Deliver Webinar on Single Sign-On Best Practices Using WSO2 Identity Server

Technical webinar will examine how IT professionals can implement various SSO patterns and optimize complex integrations using WSO2 Identity Server

Palo Alto, CA – October 17, 2013 – Increasingly, businesses are taking advantage of single sign-on (SSO) access control to handle complex integrations with multiple application systems. However, IT professionals often face SSO implementation challenges when working with heterogeneous systems and multiple security standards. To help address these challenges, WSO2 will present a technical webinar on how IT architects and developers can effectively select and implement the right SSO technology using WSO2 Identity Server.

The one-hour technical session, “Single Sign-On Using WSO2 Identity Server,” will run Wednesday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. For more information, visit

Single Sign-On for Complex Integrations

The webinar will explore different SSO patterns and highlight implementation best practices using WSO2 Identity Server. The session first will review the importance of SSO for enterprise applications, covering various SSO technologies. It then will examine how WSO2 Identity Server enables enterprise architects and developers to improve the user experience by reducing identity provisioning time, guaranteeing secure online interactions, and delivering a reduced SSO environment. Additionally, the webinar will discuss how to select a particular SSO technology based on a scenario.

Leading the webinar will be Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar (Shankar), WSO2 vice president of engineering. Shankar focuses on the WSO2 Stratos platform as a service (PaaS) software and Carbon enterprise middleware kernel. He also has worked on the interoperability of Axis2/C and the WSO2 Web Services Framework. Additionally, Shankar has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, including cloud, enterprise service bus, governance, and mobile integration solutions.

About WSO2 Identity Server

WSO2 Identity Server provides authentication and identity management across cloud, mobile and Web applications. It enables enterprise architects and developers to improve the user’s experience by reducing identity provisioning time, guaranteeing secure online interactions, and delivering a reduced 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 built on the same modular, fully componentized OSGi-compliant code base as the award-winning WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform. It is available today as a software download that can run directly on servers or on top of WSO2 Stratos PaaS software; as a WSO2 Cloud Virtual Machine running on the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2), Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM), and VMware ESX; and as a hosted service on the WSO2 StratosLive PaaS. As a fully open source solution released under the Apache License 2.0, it does not carry any licensing fees.

WSO2 Identity Server is backed by a world-class technical team in which the experts that helped create the software provide support, leading to direct and immediate access to the people with in-depth knowledge of the middleware. WSO2 service and support options include evaluation support, a special QuickStartSM consulting program, development support, and production support.

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only 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. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..