Sun has released the next version of its provisioning software and integrated it with role management tools as it continues to push policy-based identity management.
With Identity Manager 8.0, it has integrated Identity Manager with Sun Role Manager, software acquired when it bought Vaau in November 2007. Role Manager lets users manage identities, (including validating role definitions), continuously compares user access privileges to assigned exceptions, and logs the resources users access. It also includes role certification by role owners, approval workflow and role consolidation.
"The next step for future releases is more unification of our suite," says Sachin Nayyar, chief identity strategist for Sun.