At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), WSO2, also known as the open-source SOA company, announced the availability of the WSO2 Governance Registry 3.0 and the WSO2 Identity Server 2.0, two new installments in its family of open-source service-oriented architecture tools.
WSO2, also known as the open-source SOA
company, has announced the availability of the WSO2
Governance Registry 3.0 and the WSO2
Identity Server 2.0, two new installments in its family of open-source
service-oriented architecture tools.
Both new product versions are based on WSO2
Carbon, the company's componentized SOA platform, which complies with the Open
Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) specification. The July 23 announcement
comes two weeks after WSO2 announced the
availability of a stand-alone
version of its Carbon Core SOA platform.
New features in WSO2 Governance Registry
3.0 include advanced service governance through discovery, impact analysis,
versioning and automatic extraction of metadata, as well as lifecycle
management, federation, eventing and notification. The new release also
features a governance dashboard for run-time and design time monitoring.
The new WSO2 Identity Server 2.0 delivers
an entitlement engine based on the Organization for the Advancement of
Structured Information Standards (OASIS) Extensible Access Control Markup
Language (XACML) 2.0 for fine-grained authorization. WSO2
Identity Server 2.0 also features multifactor authentication for OpenID based
on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) standard. WSO2
officials said the company's identity server works with most enterprises'
existing identity directories, such as those based on the Lightweight Directory
Access Protocol (LDAP) and Microsoft Active Directory.
"As enterprise SOAs mature, it's become resoundingly clear that there is a no
one-size-fits-all solution for governance," said Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder
and CEO of WSO2,
who also noted that WSO2's modular SOA
solution offers flexibility for enterprises that want to deploy part or all of
the WSO2 platform.
That capability was made easier with the release of the stand-alone version
of WSO2 Carbon Core on July 8. The WSO2
Carbon Core features the Carbon framework and user interface framework, which
provide the core functionality required to run, view and manage all
Carbon-based components, WSO2 officials
said. To obtain the WSO2 Carbon Core,
developers previously needed to implement one of WSO2's
Carbon-based SOA products: the WSO2
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), WSO2 Web
Services Application Server (WSAS), WSO2
Registry, WSO2 Data Services or WSO2
Business Process Server (BPS). With the stand-alone WSO2
Carbon Core, developers have the option to bypass the products and directly
deploy only those WSO2 Carbon SOA components
"With our WSO2 Carbon Core, IT
professionals can create highly customized and optimized SOA
applications," Weerawarana said.
In addition to launching the stand-alone Carbon Core, WSO2
also on July 8 released new versions of its WSO2
WSAS and WSO2 ESB offerings. WSO2
WSAS 3.1 offers enhanced security and run-time performance. WSO2
ESB 2.1 offers complete Representational State Transfer (REST) support, along
with enhancements to the sequence editor, service-level policy support and
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