The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and 11 technology vendors demonstrated the interoperability of the...
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Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) on Wednesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
The SAML Interoperability Lab, which is part of the GSA's E-Authentication Initiative, tested both types of SAML version 1.1 Single Sign-On, as well as additional scenarios, to gauge SAML's flexibility.
Currently, E-Authentication is working with products that are interoperable using the SAML 1.0 protocol.
"Interoperability among products is a key to the federated approach adopted by the E-Authentication Initiative," said Steve Timchak, the program's manager. "Additional protocols will emerge and become viable standards in the E-Authentication environment as federated authentication evolves. Sponsoring the SAML 1.1 Interoperability Lab is part of E-Authentication's commitment to this evolution."