SAML-compliant products named

The Liberty Alliance has certified the first set of products that meet the General Services Administration's profile for using the Security Access Markup Language.

Agencies can use these products to participate in the GSA's E-Authentication Identity Federation. In October, the agency announced that products used in the initiative must pass Liberty Alliance interoperability testing.

As part of the 2002 E-Authentication Initiative, the U.S. E-Authentication Identity Federation seeks to create a pool of interoperable identity management products to facilitate sharing of employee credentials across agency lines.

The Drummond Group conducted the tests on behalf of the Liberty Alliance's Liberty Interoperable program.

Identity management products that were approved include:
  • HP Select Federation 7.0 from Hewlett Packard.
  • Tivoli Federated Identity Manager 6.2 from IBM.
  • Federated Identity Manager 4.0 from RSA.
  • Sun Java System Federated Access Manager 8.0 from Sun Microsystems.
  • Symlabs Federated Identity Suite 3.3 from Symlabs.

The Liberty Alliance is a public-private consortium dedicated to advancing electronic identity management.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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