WSO2 Identity Server is an open source Identity Management and Entitlement Server which is based on identity and security standards and specifications.
WSO2 Identity Server can be integrated with heterogeneous user stores including different LDAP implementations, Microsoft Active Directory, Novell eDirectory and JDBC based user stores. It is equipped with a set of identity provider features including OpenID, OAuth, SAML and Kerberos. XACML 2.0 based fine grained authorization support was added from its 2.0.0 release onwards. A set of extension points are available which makes it possible to plug-in Identity Server to any deployment without much effort.
WSO2 Identity Server is developed on top of the revolutionary Carbon platform (Middleware a' la carte), and is based on the OSGi framework to achieve the better modularity for your SOA architecture. This also contains a lots of new features and many other optional components to customize the behavior of the server. Further, if you do not want any of the built in features, you can uninstall those features without any trouble. In other words, this product can be customized to your SOA needs.
WSO2 Carbon is a component based Enterprise SOA platform. The design of WSO2 Carbon focuses on separating the key functionality of the SOA platform into separate pluggable Carbon components that can be mixed and matched, like customizable building blocks. This allows you to add only the functionality you need to start up, and continue to add product capabilities as your requirements grow. This helps a business to quickly adapt to changes.
OSGi is used as the underlying core modularization technology to build the Carbon platform. The Carbon framework is shipped with Eclipse Equinox by default, but can be supported on Spring dm Server, Felix or Knoplerfish if required. The OSGi technology even allows you to write your business functionality as an OSGi component and deploy it in the existing Carbon platform.
For a quick start on using the WSO2 Carbon platform, the Carbon components are pre-assembled into the following products:
You can assemble your own products by combining components and deploying them in a preferred architecture. Now WSO2 Carbon has the P2 based provisioning support as well. Please visit http://wso2.org/library for more information.
The WSO2 Carbon platform gives maximum flexibility to adapt the middleware to your enterprise architecture, rather than adapt your architecture to the middleware.
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