Enterprise Linux Log

Mar 13 2007   3:27PM GMT

Novell/Microsoft gives a hint about ID management roadmap


In his latest blog entry over at Novell, CTO and Scattergories double word score Jeff Jaffe puts down a little more pavement for the interoperability roadmap between Novell and Microsoft.

Jaffe said at this stage Novell is focused on “walking before they run” and “demonstrations” – with more details of the roadmap to come out later. The demonstrations are:

  • Linux application access to Microsoft’s SharePoint server. Interoperable identities based on Active Directory or eDirectory will all be able to access SharePoint server.
  • Create interoperable methods to provide auditable identities that satisfy credential requirements for Web applications.
  • Identity interoperability in a mixed Novell / Microsoft environment.

Their previous roadmap-related announcement from February was great if you follow virtualization, not so great if you’re like me and were looking for some ID management news that heterogeneous data center folks like you could use. It was next to nil on that front, and not even worth an article. This is a bit better, but I’m beginning to wonder if they’re actually walking in reverse on this particular issue?

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