Novell UDDI Server Supports Secure Identity Management
Novell Adds Secure Identity Management to Key Web Services Standard
Provo, Utah, USA. December 11, 2002.
Novell announces the availability to developers of a new Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) server that adds secure identity management to the UDDI standard
Novell Nsure UDDI Server is based on Novell's market-leading eDirectory software and is the first deliverable of the company's Destiny roadmap for eDirectory
Novell has extended its secure identity management expertise to a key Web services standard to help businesses more easily and confidently deploy Web services.
The company today announced the availability to developers of a new Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) server that adds secure identity management to the UDDI standard, bolstering the security and simplifying the management of Web services registries. Novell Nsure UDDI Server is based on Novell's market-leading eDirectory software and is the first deliverable of the company's Destiny roadmap for eDirectory.
Since its inception in 2000, adoption of the UDDI standard has been limited, partly because initial Web services deployments have been relatively small, but also because the standard lacks adequate provisions to ensure the security and management of registered services. With the delivery of a UDDI server based on eDirectory, Novell is attacking those limitations head on.
"Novell eDirectory is the foundation for secure identity management inside and outside the enterprise, so it's a natural progression to extend those capabilities to Web services deployments, particularly as part of a key building block like UDDI," said Angie Anderson, Novell vice president of Identity Services. "In doing so, Novell Nsure UDDI Server advances the state of the art for Web services-based development. Businesses don't need to sacrifice the cost savings and simplicity of Web services in order to maintain tight control over access to company resources. With Novell Nsure UDDI Server, secure management of Web services is a reality today."
Novell Nsure UDDI Server allows businesses to register Web services and make them available to internal or external users, while leveraging the security and management inherent in eDirectory. Users, whether publishing or consuming services, can be required to first authenticate to the directory and verify their identity. Equally important, those users, their access rights, and the registered Web services can be easily managed with eDirectory tools like Novell iManager, which are familiar to most network administrators.
"The value proposition for Novell Nsure UDDI Server, based on eDirectory, is simple," Anderson said. "Whether they've deployed Web services yet or not, companies are already laying the infrastructure that will support future Web services adoption. So why not build that infrastructure on the most scalable, reliable and secure technology available?"
Novell Nsure UDDI Server will be available December 17, 2002 for free download. For more information, go to http://developer.novell.com/uddi.
Novell, Inc. is the leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell Nsure), Web application development (Novell exteNd) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell Ngage. Novell's vision of one Net -- a world without information boundaries -- helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically.
From the website description:
Develop with Nsure UDDI Server
Today, UDDI implementations are primarily finding value within the enterprise and other private scenarios. Thus, as Web Services are increasingly deployed to solve enterprise application integration challenges, enterprise-class UDDI services will play a critical role. Nsure UDDI Server provides visibility of Web Services for enterprise developers and contains Web Service description metadata published by departments or groups within the organization. Value adds:
- Centralized administration/management of UDDI registry data
- UDDI Registry data managed in eDirectory
- Exploits eDirectory Replication to offer a distributed service with high availability
- Leverages eDirectory identity management
- UDDI user accounts administered via eDirectory account management solutions
- Leverages eDirectory authentication and access control framework
- Supports basic user-id, password authentication
- Secure authentication over SSL can be configured/enforced
- eDir ACL based access control
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: "Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI)."