The OASIS SAML Interoperability Labat the RSA Conference 2004
RSA Security Inc. announced its participation in the OASIS SAML (Security Assertions Markup Language) 1.1 Interoperability Lab. The SAML 1.1 OASIS Standard, an XML framework for exchanging authentication, attribute and authorization information, is a basis for federated identity and security environments and is designed to enable secure single sign-on to applications within organizations, as well as across companies.
Rob Philpott, Senior Consulting Engineer RSA Security, told Help Net Security: “SAML 1.1 has really created an environment where customers can build new partnerships and create new relationships with their partners to bring in new business. It creates new opportunities to make money.”
The OASIS SAML Interoperability Lab is sponsored by the GSA. It illustrates interoperability across three separate scenarios, which simulate interaction between a government or enterprise portal and sites from typical content or service providers. The GSA E-Authentication Initiative is committed to delivering open standards-based authentication solutions to U.S. government agencies.
RSA Security has long been a leader in the federated identity market. RSA Security is an original founder of the Liberty Alliance, has a representative co-chairing the SAML work on the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee, and has led the development of many standards specifications. RSA Security has also donated intellectual property for SAML and Liberty Alliance implementations.