Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sun Fedlet

I understand the attractiveness of Sun's new fedlet (separately, the site gets my vote for most tenuous application of Guns'n'Roses - I'm seeing Axel drunk on stage at some future JavaOne) mechanism for quickly enabling federated operations with a partner, but how is it all relevant that fedlet is built on SAML?

If you control the technology at both the IDP & SP ends, the fact that both ends use a standard for messaging and assertions is irrelevant isn't it?

Would the fedlet, once deployed by an SP, be reusable with other IDPs (than the one that created it initially) and thereby be considered a quick and easy way to SAML enable an SP? I bet not.