Identity Management in Your RCP Application with Higgins

Mary Ruddy, Gunnar Wagenknecht (Tasktop), Frank Gerhardt, Jochen Hiller

Eclipse Ecosystem - Emerging Technology · Long - one hour
Wednesday, 10:10, 50 minutes | Grand Ballroom C


Does your RCP app need identity management? Are you tired of re-inventing the wheel?

Eclipse has an Identity Management Framework called Higgins that supports multiple identity protocols on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux and OS-X, providing all the building blocks and run-time modules for Information Card based Identity Management. Higgins can be used to setup Identity Providers and Relying Parties based on existing components and predefined solutions.

This session includes a detailed discussion and demonstration of how Higgins components can be integrated to provide login and registration for RCP or RAP applications. It will also provide an overview of Higgins, what is coming in Higgins 1.1 and how Higgins can also be used to login to your web-based applications.

Mary is a founder and co-lead of the Eclipse Higgins project, a founding board member of the Information Card Foundation and Chief Steward of Identity Commons. Her work involves software projects and communities that address internet identity issues and trusted information sharing.

Gunnar is a software engineer who loves server and application architectures especially those involving Equinox/OSGi. In his primary role at AGETO he is thrilled to work on open source software, emerging platforms and technologies and to help companies understand Eclipse and OSGi and execute on their business objectives in an open source context. He is a very active member of the Eclipse Community and a prolific contributor with many years of experience on numerous Eclipse projects; Gunnar is also a member of the Technology PMC which he represents on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Apart from Eclipse he also loves chatting about fishing, diving and family over a good beer or a glass of dry, barrel aged red wine.

Dr. Frank Gerhardt is an Eclipse and OSGi expert. He has been developing business applications based on Java and RCP for years. His company is an Eclipse member and offers development, training and consulting. He is a regular speaker at conferences like JAX, OOP, JFS and EclipseCon.

Jochen Hiller is working as System Architect for Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany. He is responsible for development of the customer focused Identity Management infrastructure, providing APIs and services to partners and customers. He supported adoption of open standards (SAML, Liberty Alliance, …) for this IDM platform. Jochen has been using object technology since 1989, using C++, Smalltalk and Java. He is also involved in component and service oriented architectures based on OSGi. He is a regular speaker about Server-Side OSGi, Eclipse technologies and Identity Management. He can be reached at jo.hiller(at)googlemail(dot)com.

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