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AECCafe.com: Internet2 Releases Open Source Web Access Control Building Block

Jul 26, 2002, 11:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Internet2 today announced the release of OpenSAML, a building block for standards-based federated network identity solutions, such as single Internet sign-on for consumer and business users, and secure Web service transactions.

"OpenSAML is a freely available, open source reference implementation of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). SAML is a specification developed by the global non-profit consortium OASIS to allow authentication and authorization information to be exchanged among disparate Web access management and security products. SAML is also a critical component of the Liberty Alliance's recently announced specifications for federated identity and simplified sign-on.

"'We welcome the release of OpenSAML,' said Jeff Hodges, co-chair of the OASIS SSTC. 'An open-source SAML implementation fills an important role in promoting the development of federated online identity solutions...'"

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