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SMARTAM v2.0 – Public Beta

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment

SMARTAM v2.0 ( is a user-managed authorisation manager for aggregating, sharing and protecting your online data. It allows you to register any kinds of Web resources (e.g. documents, photos, videos, etc) and share them with people from the contact list. As a user of the authorisation manager you can store various resources at different Web applications, in this version: Facebook, Picasa, and!.  Then, you can share these pictures by defining who can access them. All in one place, using a simple and friendly UI!

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Categories: Development

smartam. v2.0

February 14, 2011 2 comments

The totally new smartam. is soon to be released as one of our User-Managed-Access Web applications. It will be based on the newly designed and developed UMA/j framework. It will allow its users to share their online resources from various cloud-based Web applications and fully-control the level of sharing policies. Sign up for notifications about the release at


Categories: Development – your social photos. gallerified!

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

We’ve recently launched a new application: It’s our idea for a one gallery to aggregate all your photos from your social web profiles.

Some of the features:

  • Facebook, Google or Twitter account authorisation
  • importing your photos both from Facebook or Picasa
  • uploading new photos to your online storage
  • organizing photos into albums
  • sharing albums either as private or public

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Categories: Development

Apache Amber

February 13, 2011 5 comments

We’ve been recently getting a lot of questions regarding further development of OAuth Leeloo – our framework for building OAuth-enabled Web applications. We’ve decided to contribute the entire code to Apache Amber project – one of the projects from the Apache Software Foundation. Apache Amber will provide implementations for OAuth 1.0 and OAuth 2.0 protocols. Our team will continue to improve the library and we plan to adjust it to the final version of the OAuth protocol (once it’s there). Please update your dependencies accordingly and use the Apache Amber mailing list for discussions. All the necessary links for the source code repository as well as the mailing list are at Apache Amber’s project website at

Categories: Development

OAuth leeloo – V0.1 released

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new OAuth V2.0 library – leeloo. Leeloo allows to easily build all endpoints of the OAuth V2.0 protocol – clients, authorization servers, and resource servers.



  • Covers OAuth 2.0 specification draft 10
  • Both for OAuth clients and AS/RS
  • Lightweight and non intrusive
  • Simple and extensible API
  • Under heavy development
  • High unit tests coverage

Where can I find out more?

All information about leeloo is available at

We have been using leeloo internally as part of the UMA/j framework that we hope to release very soon. It’s been also included in the smartgallery Web application – UMA-enabled Web app that allows individuals to protect their photos with User-Managed Access.

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SMART User Experience Study is open

July 17, 2010 1 comment

We are happy to announce that SMART Authorization Manager (SMART AM) is ready for its first public evaluation. It’s exciting to finally get to this step where you can actually show your system to others and gather some useful feedback.

Our app is available at Drop us an email and we’ll provide you with the necessary credentials. You can also find the flyer here.

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Categories: Development, Usability, UX

SMART and UMA @ Devoxx 2010

We’re pleased to announce that our talk titled “Introduction to UMA/j – User Managed Access framework” has been approved for the Devoxx conference that is taking place in Metropolis Antwerp in Belgium in November this year. We’ve submitted two proposals – one for the BoF session (1h long) and one for the Tools in Action session (30min session). Both proposals have been accepted.

It”s really great to be given the opportunity to discuss development with some of the best Java developers out there. We hope to increase interest in the UMA protocol and the library that we’re building here at Newcastle University as part of the SMART project. We’ll definitely appreciate the feedback of developers as well. So if you haven’t registered for Devoxx 2010 yet, now you have one more (great) reason to do so!