I was having a discussion with couple of my friends about these 2 topics and we awere of general opinion that these 2 will be picking up in the market. I am also thinking of applying to companies who work in those areas.
I had done some research(I dont have any experience in this areas, other than some readings) and I also feel it would be good area. But any expert comments would be welcome. What do you guys think about these 2?
Sun has a suite of identity management products under the umbrella of 'Sun Network and Identity Services'. Recently, it acquired WAVESET TECHNOLOGIES, which has its own suite of Identity products with more advanced features. I suppose the new integrated suite is called as 'Sun Access Manager'
Identity management is a specialised domain and an interesting one. You can start reading more about underlying Sun Directory Server, LDAP, RBAC, SSO, JAAS etc. These are the buzzwords of identity domain. There is a good article on serverside.com about Identity Management [ April 04, 2007: Message edited by: Rashmi Tambe ]
In the past, I delivered an identity solution with Sun One Identity Server (Pre waveset version). It was the most challenging work I ever did. Firstly, the technology and the domain was completely new for me. Secondly, even though Sun provides lot of documentation about the product, you really have to struggle hard to make things work! Even Sun support was not helpful quite a few times!! I hope Sun has improved the product, documentation and support after two years.
Anyways, best luck for your expedition with identity domain!