Like Ozzy Osbourne, we too want to sing about REST but not Ezekiel’s troubled sea. The world of Representational State Transfer (REST) is the rebirth of HTTP as something more meaningful than a prefix in your browser.
So getting back to the origins of GET and POST (familiar friends), delving into PUT and DELETE (probably strangers), and bringing it full circle to CRUD (relations you have to invite to every party) we are deep within the psyche of OpenAM where all things good are now viewed with RESTful glasses.
Embracing OAuth2 as a powerful emerging standard and revamping the OpenAM Identity Services that provided a REST-like interface to core functionality is only the start. The shift to a resource-oriented architecture (ROA) is underway and hopes to bring lightweight, flexible access to many more features of this great product.
Stay tuned for updates, and enjoy some Ozzy.