The Open Group Library

White Papers

The Open Group White Papers are discussion and/or position papers, They are a mechanism to disseminate information on current thinking for a subject area, with a view to soliciting feedback and status. They have no formal status.

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  1. Boundaryless Information Flow™ Reference Architecture

    Six Example Boundaryless Business Models
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  2. LDAP Certified: Consistent Results for LDAP Customers

    Certification of conformance with the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), a specification for accessing and creating directory information, addresses customers' desire for interoperable directory products. In doing so, it saves companies money and improves their ability to move information in a secure, reliable, and timely manner. This paper introduces the reader to the advantages and components of the third-party LDAP certification programs operated by The Open Group. It has been written by the Directory Interoperability Forum (DIF).
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  3. Approaches to Boundaryless Information Flow™ Architecture

    This document is a report from The Open Group Washington Conference by the Boundaryless Information Flow Reference Architecture Initiative. This Report reviews the papers and presentations that were submitted in response to a Call for Papers.
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  4. Identity Management

    This White Paper explores key concepts of identity management (trust, authentication, provisioning, authorization, and directories), places these concepts within their business, personal, and technical perspectives, and proposes a set of steps to be taken by The Open Group to serve as a change agent promoting the resolution of industry-wide impediments to interoperable identity management solutions.
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  5. Preventing IT Earthquakes

    A look at why certified conformance to standards is needed.
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  6. TOGAF® ADM and MDA

    The content of this publication is historical, based on a previous version of the TOGAF® standard.

    This White Paper, written and published in association with Object Management Group, Inc., describes the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) and the OMG Model Driven Architecture (MDA).

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  7. Business Executive's Guide to IT Architecture

    This brochure explains why IT Architecture is crucial to the success of your business. It also describes the TOGAF® standard, and how it can help to deliver an effective IT Architecture.
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  8. The Open Group IT Architect Certification Program (Summary)

    How to enhance the value of the IT Architect to the business.
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  9. The Open Group IT Architect Certification Program

    How to enhance the value of the IT Architect to the business.
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  10. TOGAF®/MDA Mapping

    The content of this publication is historical, based on a previous version of the TOGAF® standard.

    This White Paper provides a mapping between two sets of industry standards – the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) for Enterprise Architecture, developed by The Open Group Architecture Forum; and the OMG Model Driven Architecture (MDA) family of modeling standards.

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