Novell is to launch an open source identity management product, and is preparing to release SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 in a bid to tempt more enterprise customers into the open source fold.
Novell will unveil the Bandit open source identity management project later this month, and will update its SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 suite in July.
There will also be enhancements to Novell’s Open Enterprise Linux Server operating system in the coming months.
Open Enterprise Server will use Xen virtualisation software to enable customers to run Linux and the NetWare network operating system on the same machine.
The Bandit project, which will involve a number of other developers and suppliers, will aim to create a set of open source components for standards-based identity services.
The Bandit project will cover network sign-on, policy-based administration and directory-related services.
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 will have improved graphics capabilities, advanced search software and better device support.