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ComputerWorld: Brainshare: Novell dons DENIM

Mar 28, 2000, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"DENIM, which stands for Directory Enabled Net Infrastructure Model, is to be the architecture for network services that leverage Novell Directory Services (NDS) but run on multiple platforms. It's an extension of the company's Net Services concept, first outlined last month..."

"In a set of demonstrations, Novell executives illustrated this blurring of the boundaries between intranet and extranet. Novell showcased a new NDS feature, Federation, which links two or more NDS directories in separate enterprises. Users from one directory can become members of a group that's part of another directory. This allows an administrator at company A to assign rights to an employee of company B. The Federation feature is included in the beta version of a new NDS release distributed to all Brainshare attendees."

"The DENIM architecture calls for Novell and other vendors to develop applications that leverage the directory. These will be delivered as packaged software products, turnkey appliances and services hosted by Novell itself, said Steve Adams, senior vice president of marketing at Novell."

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