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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beta Release: ID-WSF 2.0 Web Services Client Library (ClientLib)

Asa Hardcastle, OpenLiberty Technical Lead, has announced the beta
release of the ID-WSF 2.0 ClientLib application. was
established to provide easy access to tools and information to jump
start the development of more secure and privacy-respecting
identity-based applications based on Liberty Alliance standards. The
first project at is the ID-WSF WSC Client Library
("ClientLib") that will help you more easily build and deploy a wide
range of new relying party (identity-consuming) applications. The
ClientLib uses OpenSAML's Java XML Tooling, SOAP, and SAML2 Libraries.
As announced: "As of February 25th 2008 the ClientLib is officially
released as BETA code. Over the next few months we'll be writing more
code and doing some interoperability testing. The ClientLib includes
support for ID-WSF Authentication Service (PLAIN and CRAM-MD5),
Discovery Service, a non-standard Profile Service, and Directory Access
Protocol Service (ID-DAP). Both signed and unsigned messaging is
supported. The Data Services Template (DST 2.1) is mostly complete.
The DST 2.1 reference implementation is mostly complete. People Service
is partially complete." From Asa's blog entry: "This release marks
excellent progress, but there is still a lot of work to do. The beta
is not bug free nor is it thoroughly tested. It is ready for other
people to sink their teeth into and give feedback, make requests, or
write some code. For development purposes we are currently testing
against two ID-WSF WSPs and have access to a third (HP Select Federation)
which we hope to have working with the library before Version 1 release
planned later this year."

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