Desire What God desires

Posted: April 29, 2011 in Spiritual

This is my portion of daily devotion. So what is it that Jesus desires. 1 Timothy 2:4 says, that He wants to everyone (He created) to be saved and know the truth.

Now if I introspect my life, Do I truly desire what my Lord desired for? – the lost souls or What is my spiritual desire for ?

And Am I a sort of a channel God could use to fulfill His desire ?

Lord, use me as I am, for I am yours. Let my heart beat the same rhythm like yours, longing for the lost and rejoicing for the saved.

Blessings!!!

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Blessings of Redemption

Posted: April 28, 2011 in Spiritual

Joy of salvation, blessings of redemption are mine in and through Christ Jesus and I long to share it with many others who don’t have. That’s my prayer today.

Be Blessed in Him !!!

If you know say that…

Posted: April 26, 2011 in Spiritual

A personal testimony could be like this: If you know Jesus lives in you, say that and show that someone. It thrills my heart when I realize He lives in me. Want to know what amazing thing Jesus did to me ?? Please check with me, because what He did to me, He can do for you too.

Blessings!!!

Jesus Lives in Me

Posted: April 26, 2011 in Spiritual

The fact that Jesus Lives is so evident since He Lives inside of me.

Lord, may my life reflect who you are, so that many would see and put their trust in you. May your name be glorified.

This blog introduces “Security As A Service”.

Oracle Fusion Middleware is highly predicated on service-oriented architecture (SOA) environments. SOA provides many benefits including the ability to build composite applications based on service (or component) reuse, as well as flexible and dynamic connectivity among services.

Oracle Identity Management, as part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, provides many services that can be shared and reused across the enterprise. For example, Oracle Directory Services are the basic building blocks for user and resource information. Likewise, Oracle Identity Management is designed to provide identity management and access control services deployed outside applications, thus clearly separating security from business logic, the most efficient weapon against application “silos.”

With Oracle Identity Management 11gR1, Oracle extends its identity-as-a-service approach to the developer community. From now on, in-house developers, third-party application providers, and integrators can benefit from the same security services that Oracle Fusion Middleware components relie on. For example, in a typical scenario, a developer at Company XYZ designs an application from the ground up using Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF). After deployment, Company XYZ realizes that in order to support a very large number of users, the application needs to communicate with enterprise-strength identity services such as those provided by Oracle Identity Management. In this case, the application can easily “switch” from the original ADF-based security to full-fledged Oracle Identity Management services such as Oracle Access Manager or Oracle Entitlements Manager without any change to either the application itself or the security services originally used by the developer.

Oracle Identity Management 11gR1 provides security services in the form of an enterprise-wide framework known as Oracle Platform Security Services or OPSS for short.

OPSS is a self-contained, portable set of security services that run on Oracle WebLogic Server. OPSS provides an abstraction layer that insulates developers from security and identity management implementation details. At development time, OPSS services can be directly invoked from the development environment (Oracle JDeveloper) through wizards. When the application is deployed to the runtime environment, systems and security administrators can access OPSS services for configuration purposes through Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control or command line tools.

OPSS security services comply with the following industry standards: role-based-access-control (RBAC); Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Authorization and Authentication Services (JAAS), and Java Authorization Contract for Containers (JACC). With OPSS, developers don’t need to know the nitty-gritty of cryptographic key management or interfaces with user repositories and other identity management infrastructures.

The OPSS framework includes services that are consumed by Oracle WebLogic Server’s Security Services Provider Interface (SSPI). In addition, OPSS includes Java Platform Security (JPS), Oracle Fusion Middleware’s security framework.

SSPI provides Java EE container security in permission-based (JACC) mode and in resource-based (non-JACC) mode. It also provides resource-based authorization for the environment, thus allowing customers to choose their security model. SSPI is a set of APIs designed to implement pluggable security providers in order to support multiple types of security services, such as custom authentication or a particular role mapping.

JPS, on the other hand, was first released with Oracle Application Server 9.0.4 as a JAAS-compatible authentication and authorization service working with XML-based and Oracle Internet Directory providers. In Oracle Identity Management 11gR1, JPS has been expanded to include the following services: Credential Store Framework (a set of APIs that applications can use to create, read, update, and manage credentials securely), User and Role API (designed to access identity information in a uniform and portable manner), Oracle Fusion Middleware Audit Framework (used by all the components part of Oracle Fusion Middleware), and JDeveloper/ADF integration (application security life cycle support, from development to staging to full-fledged production).

OPSS also includes Oracle Security Developer Tools (OSDT), a set of Java-based cryptographic libraries supporting XML signature, XML encryption, XML Key Management Specification (XKMS), Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), WS-Security, and other non-XML standards such as Secure / Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) and Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP). OSDT is used in many Oracle products including Oracle applications and Oracle Fusion Middleware components. OPSS leverages OSDT for SSL configuration and Oracle Wallet (used by Oracle Identity Management products, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Database).

OPSS is an all-encompassing framework that provides out-of-the-box support for (1) applications using WebLogic Server’s internal security and SSPI, such as Oracle Entitlements Server and Oracle Access Manager, and (2) applications using JPS, such as Oracle ADF, Oracle WebCenter, Oracle SOA Suite, and Oracle Web Services Manager.

Developers can use OPSS APIs to build security features for all types of applications and integrate them with other security artifacts, such as LDAP servers, database systems, and custom security components.

Administrators can use OPSS to deploy large enterprise applications with a small, uniform set of tools and administer all security in them. OPSS simplifies the maintenance of application security because it allows the modification of security configuration without changing the application code.

Happy Reading…
-Sam

Identity Management Exec Session at OOW09

Posted: November 20, 2009 in 1

What is Web 2.0??

Posted: May 5, 2009 in General

What is Web 2.0??

“Web 2.0” refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design, that facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web.

Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and applications; such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and etc.

According to Tim Reilly,

“Web2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as a platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform”

McKinsey has published a report on Feb 2009 on “Six ways to make Web 2.0 work”, which give great insights about Web 2.0 technology  as the next wave of enterprise-technology adoption, some core Web 2.0 technologies participation and some six new management capabilities that can be unlocked by these participating technologies.

Sounds interesting !!! Here is the PDF version of the document here…mckinsey_web2.0

My personal opinion about the Web2.0 tech is that they are truely amazing in the way it enables me to connect to my friends, family, colleages and partners in a effective and easier manner. Thats the core objective and central theme of this concept.

Get Web2.0-enabled…Connect and collaborate with the rest of world at a touch of a button.

Happy Blogging

Sam

I’m doing fine

Posted: April 24, 2009 in General

Hey All, It’s been quite sometime I posted a note here. Had been busy all these days at work in setting up a new practice and building stuff from scratch.

Hope to come back with more interesting news soon..

Until then, take care.

Happy Weekend.

Cheers,

Sam

Posted: February 11, 2009 in Inspiring Short Stories

Hi there,

I like Helen Keller for the kind of personality she was. Here words are truely inspiring. This morning I got a Helen Keller thought from our HR team. It goes like this;

When one door of happiness closes, God opens another; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened before us.

Hope these words help us to see the open doors rather than the closed doors and MOVE ON in life.

Good day,

-Sam

How to Thrive in Turbulent Markets

Posted: January 29, 2009 in General
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Hi,

Read an interesting article in Harvard Business Review mag this afternoon. The article gave an excellent insight of how to spot and exploit opportunities to thrive in a tough and challenging times in the business.

The article brings out this insight with the help of an exciting classic boxing match between reigning champion George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in Kinshasa, Zaire.

Its all about seizing opportunities and exploit it with agility
to thrive and succeed in turbulent markets.

You can read this article online here http://hbr.harvardbusiness.org/2009/02/how-to-thrive-in-turbulent-markets/ar/1

So Spot and Succeed…

Happy reading and a great Weekend !!!