Identity Management can help you manage, protect, store, verify, and share identity data throughout the enterprise and across extranets. It can help you to Access Resource inside or out side your Systems / Domain.
There is Diffrent Idenitity Management is in the market Like Sun / Oracle / IBM / Radiant and many More.
But According to My exprience Sun _ IDM is the best one, Sun's Identity Management PortfolioSun Java System Identity Manager, Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition are the three new identity management products, that combine Sun's deep technology expertise with industry-leading software acquired from Waveset Technologies.
The Java System Identity Manager is the first product on the market to combine user provisioning and meta-directory capabilities — a trend analysts have been predicting. Java System Identity Manager securely manages both identity permissions and profiles, while also providing synchronization services for identities across the enterprise. The Java System Access Manager is designed to help customers manage secure access to both internal and external web-based resources. With the introduction of the Java System Access Manager, Sun will lead the industry in the support of federation standards, including both Liberty Phase 2 and SAML 1.1 specifications. The Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition, a central repository for storing enterprise identity information, is the first to deliver enterprise-level services such as built-in fail-over, load-balancing, security and integration with Microsoft Active Directory — yet another proof-point in Sun and Microsoft's commitment to work together on interoperability in order to enable better network services compatibility.
Alliances: Key to SuccessA key component to Sun's identity management strategy is the relationships it has formed with leading professional services firm Deloitte & Touche LLP and systems integration, consulting, and advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, to support the design, customization and deployment of identity management solutions for major customers worldwide."At Deloitte & Touche LLP, we have been predicting increased convergence between metadirectory, directory management, and provisioning technologies for the past two years," said John Clark, Deloitte & Touche LLP Security Services principal. "Sun's new product announcement and future product vision is a positive step in that direction. We are pleased to work with Sun to deliver strategic offerings, such as the Employee LifeCycle Management solution, around the Java Identity Suite, to address our clients' business challenges in the area of Identity Management.""PricewaterhouseCoopers recognizes the importance of identity management to our customers," said Brad Bauch, principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Working closely with leading technology vendors like Sun Microsystems allows us to help our clients achieve a secure and high performance IT infrastructure."With its identity management products, Sun is offering customers a high degree of freedom in designing their identity infrastructure. Sun offers packaged integration with over 60 partner-supplied enterprise resources to provide end-to-end compatibility with third-party components and existing investments. Sun also supports operating platforms including: Solaris Operating System, Linux, Microsoft Windows, HP-UX, IBM AIX and IBM OS/390 and enterprise software environments including: BEA Systems, Entrust Technologies, IBM, Microsoft, Netegrity, Novell, Oblix, OpenNetwork, Oracle Corporation, PeopleSoft, RSA Security and SAP."Managing and controlling access to our systems and information is critical to our business processes. We have successfully deployed Sun's identity management solutions and believe they are on target with their product strategy," said Zulfi Ahmed, vice-president & chief information security officer for Caremark Rx, Inc. "I applaud Sun's continuing commitment to support a wide array of third-party platforms, as this is necessary to support identity management in the large enterprise today."
Sun Releases Identity Management to Open Source
SOA projects frequently involve refactoring sets of reusable services and integrating scattered systems all over the Enterprise. The services that most frequently emerge as common across all Enterprise services include security and identity management. This type of infrastructure service enables Single Sign On (SSO) across a wide variety of services.
In an effort to accelerate SSO efforts, Sun Microsystems has launched the OpenSSO project--an Open Source access management software distribution that provides the means to build authentication, authorization, and session management for Java and web applications and web services.
Sun will be basing future versions of the Sun Java System Access Manager product on OpenSSO, much like OpenOffice.org project is the basis for Sun StarOffice Product. The OpenSSO project falls under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL). Information about this license can be found at