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Identity (IdM) Warehouse described

Posted in Information Rights Management (100),Security (1500),Web Services (250) by Guest on the August 26th, 2008

   Support for hierarchical organizational units-organizational structure, reporting structure or functional units

   Application Metadata Definition

   Simplified user and entitlements import process

       – Import from csv, xml, txt and other format files

       – Import directly from some ldap & odbc sources

       – Import from Identity Management Systems

       – Import using RBAC ETL processing

    • Flexible User Entitlements Correlation Engine

    • Import existing roles, policies from applications

    • Support for hierarchical attributes

       – Groups

       – Files and Folders

       – Read/Write/Modify Access

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Core XML Standards

Posted in Application,Policies - Standards (600),Projects (400),Security (1500) by Guest on the August 19th, 2008

Introduction to XML
The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a specification introduced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for identifying and organizing elements of information in electronic documents. XML is the result of scaling down the Standard Generalised Markup Language or SGML for short an earlier standard for document representation, developed and standardised by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in 1986.

In XML, data elements are designated using pairs of tags (a start tag and an end tag) that surround the data being “tagged”. Tags are arbitrary identifiers enclosed in angle brackets, e.g., <message>this is a message</message>. In the terminology of XML, data being tagged in this manner are called elements. An element is a named entity; its name is the tag used to annotate it. In the above example, message is an element name. An element may not only consist of textual data, but it can comprise attributes and other elements as well.
 
Obviously, an XML document that does not specify a DTD (a standalone document in the terminology of XML) cannot be validated, since there is nothing to validate against to. Document type definitions have played an important role in XML, although the weakness of this language had been pointed out since the very beginning. It seems that DTD fall into decline while XML Schema is going to take on from now on.
 
Core XML Standards
The W3C have chosen to publish a minimal specification for XML, while in the same time formed a number of working groups in order to provide specifications for issues that although crucial for the evolution of XML and its adoption for large scale applications, are not covered in. Thus since 1998, when was first published, a number of specifications related to XML have appeared. In order to give a more clear depiction of the XML landscape, a short look on the most important of these specifications is in place.

Tools for XML processing
There are currently a lot of XML tools that seek to facilitate the use of XML, bridging business applications with the use of XML by visualising the processes of the work. The most important ones are presented below
ALTOVAs XML SPY
HPs Bluestone Visual-XML
IBMs XML TOOLS
IBMs VISUAL DTD
IBMs VISUAL XML TRANSFORMATION
IBMs VISUAL XML CREATION
IBMs VISUAL XML QUERY
INSIGHTs XMLMATE
SOFTQUADs XMETAL

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Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Posted in Application,Projects (400) by Guest on the August 8th, 2008

Rational Unified Process (RUP)

RUP is a development concept developed by Rational to support development teams with a set of guidelines to successfully implement system applications. Its core principles can be summarised in the following six issues:

  • Iterative development to lessen the risks already in the early phases of the project
  • Effective management of requirements
  • Visual modelling to manage complexity
  • Component based architecture to create resilient structures
  • Verification of quality along the whole lifecycle (LC)
  • Controlled changes of software (change and version management)

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