Monday, December 10, 2007

Identity Solution

We are going to do a RC release on WSO2 Identity Solution. It is an implementation of Windows Card Space. There are several things that we hope people find great about it.

  • It ships a Identity Provider(IdP) build on Apache Axis2 and Rampart

  • The IdP can work with existing user stores running on relation databases and LDAP

  • It contains a set of relying party components that can be used to introduce InfoCard login to your website... It does!! It does!!!

  • It contains InfoCard login implementations for Drupal and Mediwiki

  • And it is absolutely freee!

Enjoy and let us know what you think about it at

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Tool Guy

My good friend Lahiru Sandakith has the featured blog on tooling in Wordpress these days.

Wow! Congradulations!!

Open Identity Selector

I've been experimenting with xmldap's Identity Selector yesterday. My intentions was to find an identity selector that works on Linux platform. I had several hiccups. First of all you need a new version of firefox. Eventhough the identity selector pops up properly I am unable to send a card.

The impression I got was that it is still under early development stages.

It can be downloaded from here

I am sure it will be a really cool software in the future. Let's just wait and see.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Axis2 Training

WSO2 is conducting a training program on Axis2 in San Jose, CA on 1st of November.

More details can be found here

Filters and Spammers

My mail filters make magic. As an opensource developer I am bound get a lot of mail, but mail filters help me to pick which mail to read,

Lately I've been getting junk mail at an increasing rate. The rate is increasing, acceleration! Spammers are becoming smarter each day. So today I put a another junk mail filter with the highest priority, hopefully it'll keep them away.

The interesting question is spammers believe in their cause?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Key Usage of Digital Certificate

"Key Usage of Digital Cerficate" contains some what actions we can perform using the certificate. For example it can restrict the certificate to to be used for only digital signature and key encryption, then you cannot do data encryption with it.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Licencing and jta 1.0.1B

If "jta 1.0.1B" is one of the dependencies of your project and you are trying to include it in your pom.xml, then here is bad news for you.

You cannot fully automate the build. There is no other way but to manually download the class files from here, build the jar file and install it into your local repository.

But why all this trouble? It is a licencing issue!

Monday, September 24, 2007

User Manager 0.1 Released

WSO2 User Manager is released.

It is available here

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Digital Identity

I've been working on WSO2 Identity Solution. It is our implementation of windows cardspace. Once in a while I go through Kim Cameron's Identity Blog and I was so intrigued by this post.

So what did I do when I registered for facebook. Come to think of it I gave my birthday away without a single thought. So did I give my digital identity away?

Ok the first simple question ..... is do I have an digital identity to give away?

Well ....... according to my standards, I don't think I have a digital identity. I still don't have a credit card. So nobody has my buying history. Even if I did I am a primitive simple consumer and my consumer details will be useless.

What about my friends? I don't have real digital only friends. I make my real friends digital. They are duplicated .... so if something goes wrong, then I can simply call them up and say ... hey that wasn't me .... and hopefully they'll buy it :D.

The only area where I have to protect my identity is in the tech world. Being an opensource developer I have a digital identity with so many people.

Technologies are designed and developed for general public and future generations. This is how the operating systems evolved. These technologies and digital identity will play a crucial role in human lives in the future.

With time I will have a stronger digital identity........ then I have to be more careful.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Opensource Documentation

Open source without documentation is no source at all!

I really appreciated Log4j documentation. It was superb.

And of course our project is the worse. Rampart almost have no documentation at all. It has a superb set of samples. It has amazing features but only we know that. Don't we ....