Executive Summary

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2003-02-03 Print this article Print

: Sun One Identity Server 6.0"> Executive Summary: Sun One Identity Server 6.0

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Excellent
Scalability Excellent
Security Good
Companies that are looking to build identity management and access control systems that leverage SAML and the Liberty Alliance specification—especially organizations that are already Sun-centric—should take a close look at Sun ONEs Identity Server upgrade.


Pricing for Sun ONE Identity Server starts at $10 per user with lower prices for very high volumes. This puts it below many of its competitors pricewise.

(+) Excellent administration interface; supports a variety of authentication mechanisms; supports XML, SAML and the Liberty Alliance specification.

(-) No support for Passport; requires Sun ONE Directory Server.

  • Microsofts Passport
  • Netegritys access control and identity applications
  • Oblixs access control and identity applications
  • wwws.sun.com

    Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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