[security-dev] PicketBox v5.0.0.Final is out

Anil Saldhana Anil.Saldhana at redhat.com
Fri Feb 8 18:36:18 EST 2013

Hi All,
   our release ninja, Pedro has released PicketBox 5.0.0.Final whose 
notes is at https://docs.jboss.org/author/display/SECURITY/5.0.0.Final

We delayed the release mainly to accommodate PicketLink v3.0 IDM that 
was under development.  PicketBox5 uses the most recent version of IDM.

** What is PicketBox5? **
PicketBox5 is a project that provides the various tools for Java Security.

** Are there quickstarts? **

** Where is PicketBox5 useful? **
Java Applications wherever the following are needed:
* Authentication.
* Authorization
* Audit
* Session Management (non-http based)
* Entitlements Management 

It does have general purpose HTTP authentication (basic/form/digest) 
support that is not EE container security 

** How is this different from PicketLink v3? **
PicketLink v3 is our umbrella project for enabling security for JavaEE 
applications (EE6+).  PicketLinkv3 contains core security, IDM, SAML, 
OAuth and Social (facebook/twitter/openid) components that are useful 
for JavaEE applications.  There is PicketLink Extensions project that 
does use PicketBox5 underneath to fill in some of the gaps missing in 
PicketLink v3, as we are transitioning features into PL3 based on user 

Feedback welcome.

Now onto making PicketLink v3 Final release a reality. :)


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