Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 24-26, 2014

Leveraging Linux platform for Identity Management in Web Applications


Identity management is not a walk in the park. Doing it right is a challenge. Enabling an application to work with different identity sources in complex environments while supporting simple development setup but building for enterprise and scale requires advanced skills and knowledge. There is a lot of complexity and a lot of pitfalls. In many cases application developers  are not aware of these challenges in advance and hit them late in the development cycle. How can we make developer life easier and provide a way to simplify identity management burden that nearly every application needs to deal with? The presentation gives some hints and suggestions enabling application developers to focus on the core functionality and offload most of the identity management overhead to the underlying operating system.