Rolecall 1.0 Released: Identity management framework


News: Rolecall 1.0 Released: Identity management framework

  1. Rolecall is an identity management framework that provides Single Sign-On (SSO) support to both J2EE and .NET applications. Rolecall focuses on simplicity of design and use, forsaking esoteric features that add undue complexity. As a result, you can integrate Rolecall into your existing applications with minimal effort. Our own infrastructure uses Rolecall to integrate Simplicis, Jive, JIRA, and Confluence. One set of authentication credentials provides access to all of these tools.

    Online Download

    Rolecall is available for download in two different formats, standalone and a WAR distribution. We recommend you download the Standalone version for evaluation purposes, this version will allow you to get up and running with the least amount of effort.

    You can download Rolecall at


    Rolecall provides single sign-on capabilities to environments with multiple web applications so that users need to login just once to access all your web applications. You can even configure Rolecall to use your existing Active Directory, Novell NDS, LDAP server or custome user store so that your web applications share login credentials with your existing security infrastructure.

    * Group based Principal and Application management.
    * External Principal and Group management support.
    * Clean, powerful and easy-to-use web-based interface for user account and access administration.
    * Email notifications to users of account changes.
    * Supports application-layer security restrictions for Principal management.
    * Pre-built J2EE integration libraries.
    * Supports most relational database engines, including Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL, and PostgreSQL.
    * Simple installation on any J2EE application server or standalone distributions (Orion and Tomcat).

    Built with Open-Source software

    Rolecall has been build on the best of the Open Source community, Rolecall takes advantage of the following Open Source frameworks:


    Hibernate is a powerful, ultra-high performance object/relational persistence and query service for Java.


    OSCache is a widely used, high performance J2EE caching framework.


    Quartz is a job scheduling system that can be integrated with, or used along side virtually any J2EE or J2SE application. Quartz can be used to create simple or complex schedules for executing tens, hundreds, or even tens-of-thousands of jobs; jobs whose tasks are defined as standard Java components or EJBs


    SiteMesh is a web-page layout system and web-application integration system to aid in creating large sites consisting of many pages for which a consistent look/feel, navigation and layout scheme is required.


    WebWork is a web application framework for J2EE. It is based on a concept called "Pull HMVC" Pull Hierarchical Model View Controller). It supports an arrangement of view technologies - XSLT, JSP, Velocity, Applet, Jasper Reports, and more.

    Free Licenses to Open Source Projects

    Are you working on software released under an Open Source License?

    If so, Valtira has license options for your project support needs. Do you need a single sign-on solution to integrate all of your project management tools like Jive, Confluence, and JIRA? Use Rolecall free of cost for your project.

    Requirements for our licenses for Open Source projects are:

    * Our software must be supporting your Open Source efforts and not unrelated commercial efforts. You can be a commercial entity, but you require a different license to support your commercial needs.
    * Open Source efforts are considered projects releasing their software under a commonly accepted Open Source license.

    Justen Stepka
    Director of Product Development
  2. Does this framework support an SSO with federated identities? Another words, can a user authenticate with an identity provider at security domain A and access a service from a resource provider at security domain B?
  3. By identity federation is you mean cross-domain single sign-on yes. If the application that resides outside of the domain that issues the token key what the value is, it can lookup the principal based on the token and validate their authentication based on the validation factors (browser agent, remote IP, etc).
  4. By identity federation is you mean cross-domain single sign-on yes.
    Is your cross-domain SSO compliant with either Liberty Alliance or WS-Federation specifications?