Crowd is an application security framework that handles authentication and authorisation calls for your web applications. With Crowd you can quickly integrate web applications into a single security architecture that supports single sign-on and centralised identity management.
The application is divided into two parts:
The first time you access the Crowd administration console, you will be walked through the initial configuration of your deployment.
The Crowd OpenID Server implements the OpenID specification. When using your Crowd OpenID login, you can have the same username and password for the public websites you use that support OpenID.
The demo application highlights best practices when using the Crowd framework. The Crowd download archive contains the entire source to the demo application, which can be used as an example when integrating your web applications.
The OpenID demo application can be used with the Crowd OpenID server as an example of how to use OpenID. The Crowd download archive contains the entire source to the OpenID demo application, which can be used as an example when integrating your web applications.