SOURCE: Open Integration Incorporated

June 12, 2007 12:20 ET

Open Integration Incorporated 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 12, 2007) - Open Integration Incorporated, the leading developer and provider of open source enterprise integration products and services based on the OpenEAI platform, 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.

Open Integration Incorporated 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, President, Open Integration Incorporated
             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.

More information on the conferences is available at:

http://www.ja-sig.org/conferences/07summer/index.html.

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: www.OpenEAI.org.

About Open Integration Incorporated

Open Integration Incorporated is the developer of a robust, standards-based enterprise service bus (ESB) based on the open source OpenEAI ESB technology platform. The company has a number of products for enterprise application integration including its OpenII Toolkit ESB and a number of pre-built connectors for leading enterprise commercial and open source applications.

Open Integration Incorporated also provides clients and embedded software partners with services to assist in building connectors that leverage this state-of-the-art, standards-based technology. Clients contract with Open Integration Incorporated to build connectors for peripheral systems that, for example, address test scores, transportation, subsidized lunch status, health, special education, and a variety of other areas of interest to an enterprise.

Commercial software vendors such as MAXIMUS and SunGard utilize Open Integration Incorporated's consulting and development services to integrate their respective products into the OpenEAI Enterprise Service Bus. For more information about Open Integration Incorporated and its products, visit: www.openii.com.

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