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VMware Project Lightwave

Contributor(s): Nick Martin

VMware's Project Lightwave is an open source software suite that contains several certificate and identity management services designed to improve security and access control of containers. Project Lightwave is designed to run on instances of VMware's Project Photon – a lightweight Linux operating system – to help manage container access control and security.

Project Lightwave includes the Lightwave Directory Service, Lightwave Certificate Authority, Lightwave Certification Store and Lightwave Authentication Services.

The suite can server a variety of purposes, including single sign-on, certificate authentication and key management. When installed on a Photon host, Project Lightwave can give administrators a central tool to set and control access and use of containers.

The open source project is not commercially supported by VMware.

This was last updated in July 2015

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