The OpenDOF Project is pleased to announce the release of multiple components. You will find them in the Downloads section of this web site. More information about these components is coming soon. These are largely training components, so get ready for some exciting news regarding the possibilities of self-guided training on the OpenDOF web site!
The OpenDOF Eclipse Plugin for Java is an Eclipse plugin utilizing this IDE’s “Help” and “Cheatsheets”. It contains self-guided, code and document assisted steps for Operations, Connectivity, and basicSecurity training in a standard IDE.
DOF Security and the Authentication Server (AS)
As part of DOF security, an Authentication Server (AS) is used to authenticate the credentials of each component on a network. The AS centralizes security information, creating a shared trust environment—without exposing credentials—while allowing full access control. This means you have control over who (or which resources) has access and what levels of access they have. A single AS can also provide multiple security domains.
If you’re looking for more information about designing interfaces, the Object Model, DOF Operations, DOF Connectivity, or DOF Security, we have you covered! The Guides are available for download.
Click the Downloads link and start reading!
The acronym DOF (Distributed Object Framework) refers to a technology that allows many different products, using many different standards, to work together and share information effortlessly across many different networks (e.g., LAN, WAN, Intranet, Internet—any type of network or mesh). At its core, DOF technology was designed to network embedded devices, whether simple or complex. However, to support advanced networking functions for those devices, DOF technology has also evolved into a server technology, appropriate for services that expand the functionality of networked devices, whether those services reside on your own physical servers, or you are taking advantage of advanced cloud technology, such as Amazon Web Services. Ultimately, DOF technology has the flexibility to enhance all products, from the simplest resource-constrained device to the most powerful of computer networks.