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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New WSO2 Identity Solution Feature-Rich with OpenID

Developers today announced the "WSO2 Identity Solution", which enables
LAMP and Java websites to provide strong authentication based on the
new interoperable Microsoft CardSpace technology. New features in
version 1.5 include: (1) OpenID Provider and relying party component
support; (2) OpenID information cards based on user name-token credential
and self issued credential; (3) SAML 2.0 support. "This new release
includes OpenID and OpenID Information Cards, further enhancing the WSO2
Identity Solution to cater to a wider audience for web based
authentication. OpenID is a key feature in decentralizing single sign-on,
much favored by many users. The WSO2 Identity Solution is built on the
open standards Security Assertion Mark-up Language (SAML) and WS-Trust.
This version supports SAML version 2.0 in addition to 1.1 which was
available in the previous version of the WSO2 Identity Solution. WSO2's
open source security offering features an easy-to-use Identity Provider
that is controlled by a simple Web-based management console and supports
interoperability with multiple vendors' CardSpace components. This
includes those provided by Microsoft .NET. The WSO2 Identity Solution
also works with current enterprise identity directories, such as those
based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Microsoft
Active Directory, allowing them to leverage their existing infrastructure.
In addition to the Identity Provider the WSO2 Identity Solution provides
a Relying Party Component Set which plugs into the most common Web
servers to add support for CardSpace authentication and now OpenID."
The software is available for download, governed by the open source
Apache License, Version 2.0.

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