I haven’t done one of these roundups in a while. Here’s the wild thing: The juiciest source of SAML-related news these days is Don Schmidt‘s blog!
Here are some tidbits I’ve been collecting since I came back from vacation:
OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 released — it covers lots of protocols, and even supports circles of trust that mix federation protocols, but this is SAML-related by virtue of OpenSSO’s uniquely solid row of SAML2 interop certifications…
Great progress on leveraging the SAML2 metadata format in WS-Federation
Microsoft’s announcement of the Geneva server and its planned SAML2 support (further details)
I first met Don in early 2005, as part of a joint team of Microsoft and Sun folks working on early forms of single sign-on interop (Pat’s old post here, photographic evidence of the Pat and Don show here). This partnership has deepened over the years in service of our many mutual customers, and Don is a delight to work with. Congrats to him and the Geneva team on taking these steps, and I look forward to continuing our joint interop work.