This is a blog entry I've been wanting to write for a LONG time... At the Professional Developers Conference today, Microsoft announced that 'Geneva', their forthcoming identity platform (part of which is the successor to Active Directory Federation Services), will not only support SAML 2.0 as a token format, but also as a single sign-on protocol. The Federation Wars are over!!!
Lots more to read on the subject:
- Don Schmidt: Microsoft “Geneva” Server Supports SAML 2.0
- Mike Jones: Next News from the PDC: SAML 2.0 Protocol Support in “Geneva” Server
- Network World: Microsoft to unveil tools to push identity platform into the cloud
Me, I'm looking forward to testing OpenSSO with Geneva. We live in interesting times indeed 🙂