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What is OpenID authentication?
If you are not familiar with OpenID:
OpenID is a decentralized authentication protocol that makes it easy for people to sign up and access web accounts.
From a Nuxeo user point of view, it lets you log in with an existing OpenID provider account. No password needed, just make sure the user exists in Nuxeo having a common email address with your OpenID provider. Here’s an example:
I have an existing Nuxeo user who’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Gmail is an OpenID provider. I’ve configured Nuxeo to use it as an OpenID provider. When I am on the login page, I now have a new choice. It’s a sign in with Gmail …
I’m very pleased to tell you that we now have a Kerberos authentication module thanks to Sylvain Chambon. He works at Open Wide, one of Nuxeo’s Gold partners, as Senior Software Architect and Team Manager. You might recognize Open Wide as we recently did a webinar together about EasySOA, a research project Nuxeo and Open Wide have in common.
This feature has been asked for many times by many different people. The Jira tickets go back to 2007. As you can see it’s been a long time :) If you are not familiar with Kerberos, here’s a definition taken straight from the MIT page:
Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. It is designed to provide strong authentication for client/server applications by using secret-key cryptography. A free implementation of this protocol is available from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kerberos is available in many commercial products as well.
Damien has developed GWT containers and OpenSocial features for the company’s Nuxeo EP-based Intranet Portal, and he has also contributed his enhancements back to the Nuxeo platform. Now all Nuxeo users have access to an iGoogle-like dashboard with both internal and external gadgets, because his contribution was integrated into Nuxeo DM.
- Workspaces for communicating in a vertical manner
- A space for teams to exchange information, such