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VMware Releases Project Lightwave 

VMware today began offering Project Lightwave, an identity and and access management project for cloud-native apps. It has been released as a free, open source project and is now available via GitHub and JFrog Bintray. Project Lightwave was originally introduced last month.

According to Martin Yip's company blog, Project Lightwave consists of:

  • Lightwave Directory Service - standards based, multi-tenant, multi-master, highly scalable LDAP v3 directory service enables an enterprise’s infrastructure to be used by the most-demanding applications as well as by multiple teams.
  • Lightwave Certificate Authority - directory integrated certificate authority helps to simplify certificate-based operations and key management across the infrastructure.
  • Lightwave Certificate Store - endpoint certificate store to store certificate credentials.
  • Lightwave Authentication Services - cloud authentication services with support for Kerberos, OAuth 2.0/OpenID Connect, SAML and WSTrust enable interoperability with other standards-based technologies in the data center.

When paired with Project Photon, VMware’s lightweight Linux operating system for cloud-native apps, Project Lightwave helps to assure that only authorized objects can run in the infrastructure.

Standards-based Project Lightwave features enterprise-grade identity and access management services and provides centralized authentication and authorization infrastructure and unified management for users, resources and certificates and supporting APIs. It is an open source project, which should accelerate the roll-out of cloud-native apps, the company said.

 

About the author: Alison Diana

Managing editor of Enterprise Technology. I've been covering tech and business for many years, for publications such as InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Florida Today. A native Brit and longtime Yankees fan, I live with my husband, daughter, and two cats on the Space Coast in Florida.

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