Search This Blog

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Concordia Project Demonstrates Multi-Protocol Interoperability

The Concordia Project, a global cross-industry initiative formed by
members of the identity community to drive harmonization and
interoperability among identity initiatives and protocols, announced
its first interoperability event taking place at RSA Conference 2008
in San Francisco on Monday, April 7 from 9:00am - 12:30pm. The event
will include FuGen Solutions, Internet2, Microsoft, Oracle, Ping
Identity, Sun Microsystems and Symlabs demonstrating varying
interoperability scenarios using Information Card, Liberty Alliance,
and WS-* identity protocols. Over 500 RSA Conference participants have
registered to attend the Concordia Project interoperability event to
date. The April 7 demonstrations have been developed to meet use case
scenarios presented to the Concordia Project by enterprise, education
and government organizations deploying digital identity management
systems and requiring multi-protocol interoperability of identity
specifications. Since the formal launch of the Concordia Project in
June of 2007, deployer use case scenarios involving Information Card,
Liberty Alliance and WS-* identity protocols have been presented by
AOL, the Government of British Columbia, Boeing, Chevron, General
Motors, Internet2, theNew Zealand State Services Commission, the US
GSA and the University of Washington. Concordia members decided
collectively on what interoperability demonstrations should be developed
first based on identity management commonalities and priorities
identified by the majority of deploying organizations. During the RSA
Conference event, Concordia members will demonstrate multi-protocol
interoperability based on two of the fourteen use case scenarios
submitted to the project to date. The first includes Oracle, Internet2,
FuGen Solutions, Microsoft, Ping Identity, Sun Microsystems and Symlabs
and is characterized by a user authenticating to an identity provider
(IdP) using an InfoCard and communicating that authentication to a
relying party through either SAML 2.0 or WS-Federation protocols. The
second includes Internet2, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Symlabs
demonstrating SSO flow between chained SAML and WS-Federation protocols.

No comments: