SOURCE: OpenEAI Software Foundation

June 05, 2007 10:10 ET

OpenEAI Presents Enterprise Password & Synchronization Strategies at JA-SIG Summer 2007 Conference

Password Management Functions Demonstrated via Real-World Examples From University of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, IL--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - The OpenEAI Software Foundation, a non-profit corporation organized to develop and promote open source enterprise application integration, today announced two of its members will provide a technical presentation on the subject of enterprise password management services using the OpenEAI Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) platform at the JA-SIG Summer 2007 Conference being held in Denver, Colorado this June 24-27, 2007. The presentation will provide details on implementing a password validation service to ensure adequate password strength and a password synchronization service for applications needing a single sign-on strategy. Examples will be given showing how the University of Illinois uses this framework to synchronize enterprise passwords across three campuses with different single sign-on approaches.

OpenEAI Presentation Details - JA-SIG Summer 2007 Conference

Track: Projects, Applications, and Solutions, Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 4:45PM-5:45PM

Title: "Ensuring Password Strength and Password Synchronization with OpenEAI Services and ESB "

Presenters: Stephen Wheat, Lead Enterprise Architect, University of Illinois; Tom Cervenka, Senior Developer Enterprise Architecture, University of Illinois

This presentation focuses on two new enterprise services:

1.) The password validation service to ensure adequate password strength.

2.) The password synchronization service to synchronize passwords to applications that cannot for technical or political reasons participate in a single sign-on strategy.

Specific Features to be Demonstrated Include:

1.) A uPortal portlet for changing an enterprise password that uses the password validation services to provide keystroke-by-keystroke feedback on password strength.

2.) Propagating the selected password change to an LDAP server, uPortal, Sakai, and a data warehouse reporting account using the password change service.

3.) Writing a plug-in to plug a new system or type of application into the ESB to participate in password synchronization.

4.) How the University of Illinois is using this framework to synchronize enterprise passwords across three campuses with different single sign-on approaches.

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About OpenEAI ESB & Development Platform

OpenEAI 4.0 software contains an open source ESB and comprehensive set of runtime management and monitoring scripts and documentation for managing deployed messaging gateways and applications. Complete reference implementations of typical message-aware applications and message gateways as well as critical infrastructure applications such as message routers, message proxies, point-to-point destination polling applications, and testing applications are also maintained and documented by the project.

About the OpenEAI Software Foundation

Founded as a membership-based, non-profit corporation in October 2002, the OpenEAI Software Foundation's mission is to build and sustain the OpenEAI Project by providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the OpenEAI project and closely-related endeavors. The foundation was created with the assistance of the University of Illinois and Open Integration Incorporated.

About the OpenEAI Project

The OpenEAI Project is an open-source project dedicated to discovering and documenting the controlling dynamics, principles, and practices of enterprise application integration and to present, implement, and promote those findings to its members and community through the open source licensing of its software. The Project is comprised of six distinct, but closely-related departments, which address OpenEAI Methodology, Application Foundation APIs, Message Object API, Message Definitions, Reference Implementations, and Deployment and Administration which together form the foundation of the OpenEAI ESB. The development, availability, and evolution of open source Enterprise Application Integration software is important to IT managers at enterprise corporations and especially within the higher education community and healthcare industry. More information about the OpenEAI Project software, documentation, and licensing information is available at:

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