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Explaining Bandit's Significance in the Identity Community
View Tom Doman's SOAWorld Conference & Expo Session on SYS-CON.TV
Jan. 7, 2008 12:45 AM
Today's identity management systems help organizations gain control over identity information in the enterprise, however, these systems are silos - and despite industry standards, there is very little interoperability. The Bandit project provides open-source identity services that reduce the challenges of identity silos to provide a consistent approach to identity management for users and administrators, regardless of underlying systems. To continue this evolution in open-source, Bandit has partnered with the Higgins project to deliver an open-source identity system that is interoperable with Windows CardSpace. This session will demo this development milestone and explain its significance in the identity community.
Tom Doman, a senior software engineer at Novell, has been working for the past two years on the development of open source identity frameworks and solutions. He helped launch the Novell sponsored Bandit Project (www.bandit-project.org
) and participates actively in the development of the Higgins Project (www.eclipse.org/higgins
) on the Identity Attribute Service (IdAS) and Context Provider (CP) components. Tom has contributed significantly to the design of IdAS and has worked to ensure it can support the requirements of his LDAP and other Context Provider implementations. He was issued a patent for enhancements to the replication system and has spent the last four years working on other identity-related systems. Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in computer science from
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