Archive for the ‘Adoption’ Category

SAML and ColdFusion

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Here’s someone — Phil Duba — out in the wide web-developer world who’s picked up the SAML specs, largely figured them out, and is working on integrating it (SAML-based SSO) into sites built with Cold Fusion

SAML and ColdFusion – Part 1
http://www.philduba.com/index.cfm/2006/12/29/SAML-and-ColdFusion–Part-1

SAML and ColdFusion – Part 2
http://www.philduba.com/index.cfm/2007/2/9/SAML-and-ColdFusion–Part-2

Cool Stuff.

SAML: deployments of, and references to — from OASIS Adoption Forum 2006

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

The procedings of the 2006 OASIS Adoption Forum (28,29-Nov-2006, London) are here..

OASIS Adoption Forum
http://www.oasis-open.org/events/adoptionforum2006/proceedings.php

SAML figures prominently in many of the talks. Below, I’ve sorted the talks by whether they are discussing actual SAML implementations and/or deployments, planning to use SAML, or the talk references SAML in context.

The presos, unto themselves, illustrate a large and growing SAML deployment community, apparently amounting to millions of identities in aggregate, in the near future if not now. Of course, they are just illustrating a tip of the iceberg, e.g. the extensive Shib-based community, enterprise deployments, etc are not necessarily reflected here.

Deployments/Implementations Employing SAML…

Keynote Presentation – The NHS, Standards, Security & Identity Management
Mark D. Ferrar

Real Life Solution, Real Life Problems: A-Select, An Open Source Federated Identity Management Solution
Maarten Koopmans

The Identity and Authorization Management in e-Government System: Requirements and Implemention Methods
Chuan Liu

The Role of SAML for Identity Management in the Danish Public Sector
Søren Peter Nielsen

GUIDE Project for a Consistent Approach to Identity Management Across the EU and Its Use of SAML and Liberty Alliance
Keiron Salt

XML, Web Services and SOA: Data Protection and Privacy Opportunities and Challenges in the Government Sector
Rich Salz

Deployments planning to employ SAML…

Case Study: The British Columbia Attorney General implementation of Web Services Security
Toufic Boubez

References to/of SAML…

The Need of SDO Collobaration as an Enabler of SOA in NGN
Abbie Barbir

Towards Trusted Web Services
Kevin Blackman (see slide 28)

Practical Cases of One e-Identity for Different Web-Solutions
Zivko Lazarov

ITU-T Presentation
Georges Sebek

Of course these reference SAML…

XML Security Standards: Overview for the Non-Specialist
Hal Lockhart

Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) Update
Hal Lockhart

[at time of writing this post, the content of the above two .ppt files was reversed relative to their labeling on the web page (and above). i reported the bug, it may be resolved at some point. I’ll update this page if necessary once the proceedings page is fixed.]

A Passel of IETF Internet-Drafts Reference SAML

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

I did a cursory analysis of the number of current (as of 4-Oct-2006) IETF Internet-Drafts (I-Ds) that reference or employ SAML, and to what extent they do so. The executive summary of my findings is (click here to skip intro):

SUBSTANTIVE SAML employment:     8   I-Ds
Some SAML Incorporation:        10    ''
SAML referenced 'in passing':   10    ''

Seems to me this is a non-trivial number and that SAML is acquiring some decent traction there.

My overall analysis write-up is here, it lists the I-Ds my simple grepping turned up, as well as the bits of text where the term SAML occurs.

Of SAML adoption…

Friday, May 12th, 2006

It turns out the Google has implemented SAML-based single sign-on in their Google Search Appliance gizmo.