Covering J2EE Security and WebLogic Topics

WebLogic 11g Released

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g was released today which includes an updated WebLogic Server. For WebLogic Server there’s not a whole lot of news in the security department. Here’s what’s new:

  • A new Oracle Internet Directory Authentication Provider
  • A new Oracle Virtual Directory Authentication Provider
  • Support for WS-SecureConversation 1.3 on JAX-WS
  • Support for MTOM with WS-Security on JAX-WS

What’s interesting from the greater Fusion Middleware perspective, though, is the new Oracle Platform Security Service (OPSS) which provides common security functionality across the Fusion product line. It seems like Oracle took the WebLogic/AquaLogic Enterprise Security idea and ran with it big time. Looks like a major boon for all-Oracle shops…