<-SM-> SSO with the WSO2 Identity Server - Wednesday, May 08, 2013

SSO with the WSO2 Identity Server - Wednesday, May 08, 2013

  • By Kushlani De Silva
  • 8 May, 2013

Although undoubtedly successful, SSO based identity comes with its own share of problems. In order to respond to these problems, various technologies emerged and started competing to become the best option. OpenID is one such technology which is a simple yet fully fledged identity framework. Thanks to its simple and secure web log options, OpenID was widely adopted in the world wide web.

SAML 2.0 based Single Sign On solutions have been adopted widely in the industry as SAML is an XML based language which can be used to solve many identity related problems such as SSO, Identity Federation, Identity Delegation etc. Kerberos is another widely used protocol, specially in Windows environments. Kerberos is a ticket based authentication framework where entities involved in the protocol identify each other and use tokens to decide whether to allow or deny access for resources. WS-Security specifications introduce Single Sign On approaches for web services systems.

Join Suresh Attanayake on this webinar as he introduces the various SSO technologies and discusses their pros and cons. He will also discuss some of the SSO related identity problems and walk through the implementation of SSO solutions using the WSO2 Identity Server.

Suresh Attanayake Software Engineer Suresh joined WSO2 as a Software Engineer in 2011 and is currently a part of the WSO2 Identity Server team. Passionate about web application and web services security, Suresh did his first security implementation, a SAML based SSO system while he was an intern at WSO2 in 2010.