Announcing the WIF Extension for SAML 2.0 Protocol Community Technology Preview!

It is our pleasure to announce the availability of the first CTP release of the WIF (Windows Identity Foundation) Extension for the SAML 2.0 Protocol ! We heard your feedback about the necessity to have support for the SAML 2.0 protocol in WIF. Today, we announce an extension to WIF that delivers on that feedback….

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AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol. You can view the guide as a web page and soon also in Word and PDF formats. This is the fifth in a series of these guides; the guides…


AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Ping Identity PingFederate

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Ping Identity PingFederate to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide in docx, doc, or PDF formats and also as a web page.  This is the fourth in a series of these guides; the guides are also…


AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Shibboleth 2 and the InCommon Federation

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Shibboleth to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  There is also an appendix on federating with the InCommon Federation.  You can view the guide in docx format and as a web page.  This is the third in a series of these…

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AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with Oracle Identity Federation

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and Oracle Identity Federation to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide either as a web page or in docx format.  This is the second in a series of these guides; the guides are also available on the…


AD FS 2.0 Step-by-Step Guide: Federation with CA Federation Manager

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to configure AD FS 2.0 and CA Federation Manager to federate using the SAML 2.0 protocol.  You can view the guide either as a web page or in docx format.  This is the first in a series of these guides; the guides are also available on the…


Name Identifiers in SAML assertions

In this post I will show how to setup your Relying Party Trust issuance policy to create name identifier in assertion. For AD FS 2.0 the name identifier is yet another claim but you may want to generate name identifiers if you plan to: ·         Use SAML 2.0 protocol (particularly name identifier is necessary if…

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AD FS v2.0 Passes Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing

Interoperability of identity systems is an important consideration for a large percentage of customers. With this in mind we chose to participate in 8 weeks of SAML 2.0 testing, which is was conducted by the Drummond Group Inc.  As previously announced, we entered testing with three profiles, IdP Lite, SP Lite and EGov 1.5.  …

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