Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Project Aristotle

Good news!

For some time now, there has been a lot of work going on at OpenLiberty to design a new "declarative" API that enables application developers to write applications that consume, and manage identity information in a way that allows infrastructure components take care of all the nasty problems like
* Which protocol to use
* What data providers are appropriate for the current transaction
* How do I write robust code given that I don't know the protocols or APIs very well?

Well, the answer is here. Release 1.0 of ArisId is now available at OpenLiberty.
The ArisID API implements the CARML (Client Attribute Requirements Markup Language) and Privacy Constraints IGF specifications Liberty Alliance released earlier this year. ArisID demonstrates how CARML and Privacy Constraints policies may be used by developers to create declarative identity applications. The open source ArisID declarative approach defines what identity-enabled transactions can be performed to ensure applications only use identity information required to complete a transaction. This allows developers to build secure identity-enabled enterprise applications that are easily auditable and protect the personally identifiable information (PII), such as a social security number or credit information, of people engaging in enterprise identity-enabled transactions.
Be sure to read the full press release here.

I would like to thank my Oracle colleagues who have contributed to the project, as well as the members of OpenLiberty for hosting this project. There is much more to come, stay tuned!

Further reading:
* Open Liberty Project Aris Site
* Liberty Alliance Press Release
* Frequently Asked Questions
* Oracle Provider for ArisID
* IGF Standards and CARML Specifications

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