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Josh Bregman

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One of the strengths of the Vordel XML Gateway is the ability of the product to be extended using Java. You can do this in two ways: JavaScript and through writing custom Filters. The really clever part about how the XML Gateway is engineered is that the underlying XML layers are written in native code so the product is really fast even when you have to use Java to customize it. Recently, I had a customer ask "How do I build filters using Maven?". This is obviously a person after my own heart. I had spent a lot of time last year working with Maven, in particular for the OES/Spring/JBOSS/AOP integration I did. So, these are the steps for building the Example Filter using Maven. Step 1 - Load the Dependencies into the Local File System This for me is always the trickiest part. For things that are "non-Maven" you need to get them loaded as dependencies - but how? In order ... (more)

How to Enforce Fine Grained Authorization to REST Services with Vordel and Oracle Entitlements Server

Hello from Dublin, I'm nearly at the end of a very long week for Vordel Company kick-off, but I wanted to take the time get the new blog headed in the right direction. I know that my blogging activity tailed off over the last few months, but one of my 2011 New Year's resolutions is to blog once a week - and lose 15 lbs. Not surprisingly, my first post of the new year is on Vordel's integration with Oracle Entitlements Server. Mark O'Neill, the Vordel CTO, has posted a video demo of the integration. It follows the same basic use case as the Oracle Entitlements Server-Oracle Web Serv... (more)

How to Integrate Web SSO with REST web-services using Oracle Access Manager

Nothing inspires me to blog like being stuck in an airport. I'm stuck in DC on a return from my first Vordel customer trip. We saw customers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Bay Area, and Seattle. Some of them there were very interested in the integration between Oracle Access Manager and Vordel . Once again, Mark O'Neill, CTO of Vordel to the rescue. The video demonstrates a few on the interesting scenarios combining a Web Access Management product with an XML gateway Authentication - By simply selecting Oracle Access Manager as a repository, usernames and passwords are authenticated ag... (more)

Why Vordel?

This is my inagural post in this blog - in my new job - as Chief Solutions Architect at Vordel. In my time at Oracle, I had the opportunity to work with Vordel at a number of customers, and two things really stood out - the quality of the products and the quality of the people. It's a really good small company that reminds me very much of the early days of Netegrity. They have been the thought leaders in XML Gateways - a key element in SOA Security - for over a decade. Their push into the Cloud Service Broker/Web 2.0/REST Security area is very exciting to me as it represents the ... (more)

How to turn an XML Gateway into a Maven Repository

I've made some real progress on the Maven integration with the Vordel XML Gateway. I've updated the incubator with the latest set of policies. These policies provide two main features: The ability to download the Gateway libraries as dependencies directly from the gateway The ability to deploy Maven artifacts to the gateway Exposing the libraries of the Gateway as POMs One of the main challenges in getting a technology like the gateway that isn't built using Maven into the Maven world is the mapping of jars to POMs. As I showed previously, you can do this, but its a manual process. Y... (more)