Feature Spotlights – Flexible Authentication in LiveCycle ES2

Adobe released updates of all of the LiveCycle components when we released our “ES2″ version in November 2009. As a part of this we made some significant strides to expand how you can integrate our product suite into other directory, identity management, and authentication systems.

I’d like to take this opportunity to explain some of what is new, as well as show you several videos that go into each area in more depth.

First, our integration with ActiveDirectory and LDAP directories executes substantially faster, as we have optimized the system to only pick up records that have changed recently. More info:
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Second, our integration with Smartcards and PKI certificates for strong authentication is much more flexible, and supports many more types of certificates. More info:
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Third, several customers have asked us to query one directory for user information, but integrated with a second instance for high performance authentication. We’ve listened and now support this — more info:
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Finally, all of our web- and Flex-based components now support SAML-based federated identity for authentication. Technically, this means that LiveCycle is substantially more flexible in terms of the Single-Sign-On (SSO) and authentication facilities that be used. In practice this means that it is very easy for you to integrate LiveCycle into your processes for interacting with customers and engaging with citizens without deploying additional identity provisioning or management software. More info:
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