Enterprise Sign On Engine (ESOE) is an advanced system which allows an enterprise to meet it's individual goals for integrated identity management, federation, single sign on, authorization and accountability for resource access in a very extensible
The ESOE is built using the OASIS SAML 2.0 specification, and the ESOE's powerful authorization engine is built around a reduced version of the OASIS XACML 2.0 standard which we have called Lightweight eXtensible Authorization Control Markup Language or "LXACML".
The ESOE can integrate identity from unlimited repositories, automatically create sessions for users whom are logged into Active Directory (true single sign on), provide for centralized authorization policy management and natively federate with technologies such as Shibboleth and OpenID.
We hope you'll find the ESOE a good choice for your needs amongst the wide variety of SSO solutions that are available, both from commercial providers and other open source projects. Of course if you're already using an SSO solution, there is a pretty good chance the ESOE can interact with it, allowing you to use the enhanced capabilities of the ESOE without needing to replace everything you already have.
Being heavily standards based, all your existing identity infrastructure such as LDAP compliant directories, databases and even flat files are only a plugin away. The ESOE is designed to fit around your environment, not have your environment change to fit it.
We're calling the current release an Alpha and some of the service providers, tools and documentation are still coming up to full completion. Nonetheless, we hope you'll have a look around at what the ESOE can do for your enterprise and contribute back anything you can to help us build a strong community of users for the future.
What's New in This Release:
· Changes include several bugfixes, updates to the splash screen between services and the ESOE on initial authentication, and support for the back/forward button to be used correctly in browsers.