Common Authentication Service Adapter
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CASA is an open source component infrastructure for securely storing credential and other confidential data that can be used for authentication, single sign-on (SSO) and other purposes by users, services and applications on a desktop or server operating system.
* Open Source and part of the SUSE distribution (Also available on Windows). * Credential service for Enabling applications to single sign-On. * Leverages the Desktop identity and login for access control. * Scalable and fault tolerant. * Cross-platform support (Linux, and Windows). * Supports managing multiple identity repositories (GKring, KWallet, FireFox Password Manager). * Provides a storage (vault) for credentials and secrets. * Supports multiple authentication schemes. * Forward compatible. * Network Authentication component is token based. * Provides the ability for a single point of management for multiple credential stores. * Supports session based or presistant storage for credentials. * Supports sharing of credentials. * Supports linking of credentials among different stores.
CASA is Not
* A Network or desktop login infrastructure. * Mechanisms/APIs for changing and setting passwords in applications. * Application login policy enforcer
Novell ships the Common Authentication Service Adapter (CASA) PAM module with its Linux desktop and server products. In a default installation, the CASA PAM module is configured for use with the XDM, GDM, login, and SSH services.
Bandit Project CASA 
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