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Developer(s) JBoss, a division of Red Hat
Stable release
1.0 CR1 / November 1, 2006 (2006-11-01)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type single sign-on system
License LGPL
Website http://www.jboss.org/jbosssso

JBoss SSO (or JBoss Federated Single Sign-On) is a product from the JBoss SOA suite to allow single sign-on and sign-offs and federated access to multiple applications and computing resources across the network and the Internet.


Among the many features of JBoss SSO include :

  • Interaction between applications and modules are based on industry standards such as Security Assertion Markup Language (or SAML).
  • A decentralized approach is used as compared to the more traditional hub and spoke method.
  • JBoss SSO is able to connect to different identity storage systems from different vendors through its versatile Identity Connector framework.
  • Interfaces seamlessly with other JBoss products such as JBoss Portal.
  • Separates between framework authentication and application authentication.


There are three main components of JBoss SSO:

  • Federation server, to securely propagate the security token among different security domains
  • Token marshalling framework, which serves to marshall the security token to and from. It is a pluggable Java API.
  • Identity connector framework, which connects to different identity storage systems. It is a pluggable Java API.

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