Some things I think are opportunities we can do:#
Novell has an extremely well architected WEB (TOMCAT Based) frame work that does more than anything I have seen and it is customizable. Yet many things are Novell Product specific. Called emFRAME - http://developer.novell.com/ndk/imgrsdk.htm
There are a lot of portals available but there is an emerging standards and business requirements that will drive the wide implementations.
As compliance and audit is ever increasing within the US and EU, the ability to manage identities within the compliance realms and to provide proof of compliance via audits will require extensive increases in automation.
Business Drivers#This IAM pressure will demand an application framework where:
- requests for resources can be initiated by a user, manager or automation.
- Policy can be applied to determine eligibility.
- Workflow initiated for appropriate approvals
- Tracking on request status
Some emerging standards will help:
- JSR 168 and 268 for portlet conformance
- Java Workflow Toolbox Project (Eclipse)
- Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC)
- Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) Information
- Business Process Execution Language
- XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)
Novell's User Provisioning Application is an example, however, it is not very robust and is ugly.
What is Needed#What is needed, is a framework that is easily transported and integrated into an Enterprise that can provide
A simple function like selecting the desired users and printing mailing labels currently requires a custom program. Almost every thing requires a custom program - Want to print mailing labels to the members of one group ?
Would be nice if we could come up with an ADO for LDAP and either a JDO or use the JNDI for LDAP that would then work transparently with WIN/NET and Java.
Several people have asked in news groups for:#
- Performance tests. - Look at apache jMeter as a framework ?
- Onetime transfer from one LDAP to another.