Finally!!! SAML2 for WIF

May 16, 2011 at 10:51 PMHenrik Nilsson

For me WIF has been a cripple without the support for SAML2/SAMLP and I’ve been forced to look at products like the SAML2 from ComponentSpace and “SAML 2 for WIF�� from Safewhere (not with us anymore and globeteam.comthat took over the product charged a fortune for using it) but finally I got stuck with OIOSAML/dk.nita originally developed by Safewhere financed by the national E-ID initiative in Denmark and released as Open Source that I’ve been delivering to a bunch of customers after a few changes to make it “less Danish”.

Except for throwing a lot of time away finding the right SAML2 component to deliver I’ve also been a pain in the a** on my Microsoft contacts for not delivering this and I hope my struggle has at least a bit made them understand why SAML2/SAMLP is so important to make WIF complete. I mean WS-Fed is not where the industry is heading even though others are supporting it…unwillingly…

I’ve heard a lot of excuses like “Why don’t you use WS-Fed instead?”, “Why don’t you set up an ADFS 2.0 environment for protocol translation?” - (at least 4 servers)  and “I’m sorry, I don’t understand why we haven’t released it either!” but finally it’s almost here and you can (and I will) check it out here!

Announcing the WIF Extension for SAML 2.0 Protocol Community Technology Preview!

…and additionally a note from Vittorio!…
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbertocci/archive/2011/05/16/attention-asp-net-developers-saml-p-comes-to-wif.aspx

…Never heard  about Vittorio or WIF – check this out from Techdays 2010: http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/liese/TechDays-2010--Windows-Identity-Foundation-Overview
I just love his – As you can hear from my accent… I’m from Redmond (with Italian accent).

Posted in: WIF | Windows Identity Foundation | SAML2 | Federation

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