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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

PingFederate Web Services Provides WS-Trust Security Token Service (STS)

Ping Identity announced that PingFederate Web Services 2.6 is available
for immediate download from its Web site. Now packaged as an optional
add-on module for PingFederate, Ping Identity's industry-leading
standalone federated identity software, PingFederate Web Services 2.6
adds support for the OASIS WS-Trust 1.3 standard, as well as the ability
to create and validate CA SiteMinder SMSESSION tokens. PingFederate Web
Services, previously called PingTrust, is an optional PingFederate module
designed for organizations wanting to extend their browser-based Internet
Single Sign-On architecture to incorporate Web services and
Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs). It acts as a WS-Trust Security
Token Service (STS), creating and validating security tokens that get
bound into SOAP messages to carry user identity information in a
standards-based manner. PingFederate Web Services 2.6 adds support for
OASIS WS-Trust version 1.3, the first version of WS-Trust to be published
as an official industry standard by OASIS. In addition, it adds the
ability to create and validate SMSESSION tokens. With this new capability,
SiteMinder-enabled enterprises can create Web service clients and
providers that use WS-Trust to issue or validate proprietary SMSESSION
tokens, as well as exchange SMSESSION tokens for other token types such
as SAML assertions.

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