"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...'"