Authentic project is a Liberty-enabled identity provider aiming to address a broad range of needs, from simple to complex setups.
Its Liberty compliance relies on Lasso, a free softaware implementation of the Liberty Alliance specifications. It is a quixote application and is commonly run inside the Apache Web server.
Here are some key features of "Authentic":
While not certified itself Authentic implements Liberty protocols through the use of Lasso that has been certified as conformat to Liberty specifications in May 2005. Authentic implements every feature required by the Identity Provider Conformance Matrix.
Additionally it has several extra features; for example it can act as a proxy identity provider, redirecting requests from service providers to other identity providers; or sharing identity attributes through ID-WSF Personal Profile (with an appropriate version of Lasso).
The underlying components are quite fast and Authentic doesn't slow things down. There are no hard measure yet but a quick benchmark using ab (from Apache) yielded more than 200 requests per second on my development laptop (Centrino 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM).
Ease of Administration
Authentic has a nice and useful web administrative interface; it provides convenient identity management and log analysis. It also has its share of parameters so it adapts to different needs without any code change.
What's New in This Release:
· This release fixes minor but annoying issues with 0.7.0 (error display and translations).