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  • November - Open Source SAML2 Single Sign On using Shibboleth - Gavin Jackson When: Wednesday, November 12 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Where: PeopleBank offices, 7-9 Moore Street, Canberra City (map)

    Open Source SAML2 Single Sign On using Shibboleth - Gavin Jackson

    This talk will discuss the Open Source SSO implementation called Shibboleth. I will discuss the architecture (Identity Provider, Service Provider), configuration and how to write your own authentication and attribute resolution modules. Les Mills Asia Pacific uses Shibboleth to provide single sign on for PHP, Python and Java web applications (running on different geographic hosts).

    Gavin Jackson is the software engineering manager for Les Mills Asia Pacific where he leads a team developing Java and Python software - a mix of web applications, thick client GUI applications, database development. Linkedin profile is here:


I can haz ALL the talks!

OK PEOPLE. I have processed ALL the cjug talks for this year! Including all the flash talks!!! You can go get them at

I've included the #Brackets screencast there which should play via your web browser if you have trouble viewing the one on google plus (

Java security patch breaks Guava library

As reported in :

"A small security fix in Java update 51, released last week, appears to be incompatible with the popular Google Guava library."

JEP 188: Java Memory Model Update

Doug Lea has introduced this JEP which  "serves to provide information and guidance for efforts bearing on shared-memory concurrency, including those on Java SE specification updates, JVM concurrency support, JDK components, testing, and tools."

The motivation for this seems to be to fix issues with the memory model brought on by changes in technology, mainly parallelism, and limitations in the current model shown up by new software and techniques. The model was last revised in JSR 133.

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