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Friday, December 21, 2007

Liberty Alliance Publishes SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing Matrix

Liberty Alliance announced that products from Hewlett-Packard, IBM,
RSA (The Security Division of EMC), Sun Microsystems, and Symlabs, Inc.
have passed Liberty Alliance testing for SAML 2.0 interoperability.
The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Specification Version
2.0 was approved as an OASIS Standard in March 2005. Products and
services passing SAML 2.0 interoperability testing included:
Hewlett-Packard's HP Select Federation 7.0; IBM's Tivoli Federated
Identity Manager, version 6.2; RSA's Federated Identity Manager 4.0;
Sun Microsystems' Java System Federated Access Manager 8.0; Symlabs
Inc's Federated Identity Suite version 3.3.0. The vendors participated
in the November 2007 Liberty Interoperable event administered by the
Drummond Group Inc. and are the first to pass full-matrix testing
Liberty Alliance incorporated into its interoperability program this
year. All of these vendors also passed Liberty Alliance testing against
the US GSA SAML 2.0 profile, meeting the prerequisite interoperability
requirements for participating in the US E-Authentication Identity
Federation. Liberty Alliance continually enhances the Liberty
Interoperable program to meet cross-industry demands for proven
interoperable identity solutions. The November event was the first to
conduct Internet-based and full-matrix testing. Internet-based testing
allows vendors to participate in the same interoperability event from
anywhere in the world. Full-matrix testing requires each vendor to
test with every other participant to ensure testing mirrors real word
identity federation interoperability requirements. The breadth and
depth of these testing procedures provides deploying organizations
with assurances that products have proven to interoperate with each
other across the widest possible range of deployment scenarios.

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