Open source code for driving security into web services

OpenLiberty, the global open source community working to provide developers with resources and support for building interoperable, secure and privacy-respecting identity services, today announced the release of OpenLiberty-J, an open source Liberty Web Services (ID-WSF 2.0) client library designed to ease the development and accelerate the deployment of secure, standards-compliant Web 2.0 Applications.

OpenLiberty-J enables application developers to quickly and easily incorporate the enterprise-grade security and privacy capabilities of the proven interoperable Liberty Alliance Identity Web Services Framework into identity consuming applications such as those found in enterprise service oriented architectures (SOAs), Web 2.0 social networking environments and client-based applications on PC’s and mobile devices.

OpenLiberty-J is based on J2SE, and open source XML, SAML, and web services libraries from the Apache Software Foundation and Internet2, including OpenSAML, a product of the Internet2 Shibboleth project. The library implements the Liberty Advanced Client functionality of Liberty Web Services standards. Developers can immediately begin using the OpenLiberty-J code to build a wide range of new identity applications that are secure and offer users a high degree of online privacy protection.