Win a copy of Functional Reactive Programming this week in the Other Languages forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Single sign-on component

 
Manish Hatwalne
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2596
Android Firefox Browser Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
How can one develop a "single sign on" component similar to Yahoo.com where you can log-in to one service (email) and use other services (greetings, calendar etc) w/o logging on again. My guess is cookies with JSP/Servlets, am I right? Are there any other ways? Can someone elaborate in details a bit?
TIA,
- Manish
 
Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter
Sheriff
Posts: 7292
Netbeans IDE VI Editor
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If you're going to develop a robust SSO model from scratch, you're going to spend the kind of money Yahoo spent to do it.
Take a look at the products out there that offer them. The key element is a properly schematized data store, unless you only want session-based SSO.
A couple of products that do this work: Netegrity's SiteMinder and Sun ONE Identity Server. Novell has one too.
 
Manish Hatwalne
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2596
Android Firefox Browser Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A simple "proof of concept" will do for the time being. Is cookies/session based approach very impractical?
- Manish
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic