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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "FedizProposal" by jbonofre
Date Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:22:16 GMT
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= Fediz - Federation based Web SSO

== Abstract ==

The idea of WS-Federation for Web SSO is to externalize the authentication process to a centralized
authentication server (called Identity Provider (IDP)) which can support any kind of authentication
mechanism. The IDP issues a security token like SAML which contains the authenticated entity
as well as role information and/or other claim data of a user like name, email, others which
is sent to the application (called Relying Party (RP)).

Use case for an application: Usually, fine graind authorization is not directly dependent
on the authenticated user. Instead, the user is required to get some user attributes from
an identity system (LDAP, whatever). You implement authorization based on these attributes.
In WS-Federation, these claim attributes are added to the SAML token (standardized too) and
the application has the possibility to tell the IDP what kind of claims the need (HTTP parameter
or WS-Federation metadata document)

== Background ==

The Federation based Web SSO design based on the OASIS WS-Federation spec is described in
the following blog:

== Rationale ==

Fediz federation will enable you to integrate new businesses for your existing business assets
very quickly without touching the applications at all. It's also a cloud enabler for web applications.

= Current Status =

Fediz code base has been created for a specific customer.

== Open Source ==

Since the beginning, Fediz is an Open Source project using the Apache license.

= Known Risks =

== Orphaned Products ==

Fediz is already deployed in production for a customer.
Fediz is getting traction with developers and thus the risks of it being orphaned are minimal.

== Inexperience with Open Source ==

Most of the Fediz committers are Apache committers, on several Apache projects.

== Homogeneous Developers ==

The initial set of committers is from a small set of organizations. However, we expect that
once approved for incubation, the project will attract new contributors from diverse organizations
and will thus grow organically. The participation of developers from several different organizations
in the mailing list is a strong indication for this assertion.

== Reliance on Salaried Developers ==

It is expected that Kalumet will be developed on salaried and volunteer time, although all
of the initial developers will work on it mainly on salaried time.

== Relationships with Other Apache Products ==

Fediz uses services provided by Apache CXF.

== A Fascination with the Apache Brand ==

The reason for joining Apache is to foster a healthy community of contributors and consumers
around the project. This is facilitated by ASF and that is the primary reason we would like
Fediz to become an Apache project.

== Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==

The initial source is Apache 1.0 licensed. An IP Clearance is in progress to update to Apache

== External Dependencies ==

Fediz doesn't depend to non-Apache project.

== Cryptography == 

Fediz does not depend upon any cryptography tools or libraries.

= Required Resources =

== Mailing lists ==

* fediz-private (with moderated subscriptions)

* fediz-dev

* fediz-commits

* fediz-user

== Subversion Directory ==

== Issue Tracking ==


== Other Resources ==

The existing code already has unit and integration tests so we would like a Jenkins instance
to run them whenever a new patch is submitted. This can be added after project creation.

== Initial Committer ==

* Oliver Wulff (

* Olivier Lamy (

* Jean-Baptiste Onofré (

* Jürg Portmann

* Colm O'hEigeartaigh

== Affiliations ==

* Oliver Wulff, Talend

* Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Talend

= Sponsors =

== Champion ==

* Jean-Baptiste Onofré (

== Nominated Mentors ==

* Jean-Baptiste Onofré (

* Olivier Lamy (

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