It’s official: ADFS 2.0 passes Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 interop tests with IBM, SAP, Novell, Ping, Siemens, Entrust


Well, in the last 12 months we certainly covered a lot of ground!

Last October we announced that we were going to support the SAML protocol in ADFS 2 (at the time announced under the codename Geneva Server).

Today we are backing that claim (pun intended) with the results of the latest Liberty Alliance Interoperability Testing, which demonstrate that ADFS 2’s SAML 2.0 protocol implementation interoperates with the corresponding products from Entrust, IBM, Novell, Ping Identity, SAP, and Siemens.

As a rightfully proud team explains in the Geneva blog, the test included the three main profiles IdP Lite, SP Lite and EGov 1.5; and it was pretty much the Cartesian product of all vendors & test cases, which kind of explains why I haven’t seen my good friend Caleb Baker as often in the last few weeks 🙂

Congratulations to the Federated Identity team for this important milestone. Thanks to their efforts & commitment, the question “does ADFS2 interoperates with X?” just became exceedingly easy to answer 🙂

You can read more about this on:

Forefront Blog

Federated Identity team blog


Full results report

Comments (4)

  1. Bill says:

    Good new there.  One question about it though.  Is the SP functionality in Geneva (WIF) Framework or Server?

  2. Hi Bill, it is in ADFSv2 (formerly known as Geneva Server).

  3. Sam says:

    Does ADFS 2.0 have the support for CanonicalizationMethod algorithm with comments? Have checked the Liberty alliance Project Test plan and could not find any use case around this.

    We have also tried doing a POC around this and could not succeed.

    Please let us know whether this is supported functionality? and if yes how can we achieve it.

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