Great Geneva/ADFSv2 news!

October 1, 2009 at 10:05 AMHenrik Nilsson

From the ForeFront Team Blog

Active Directory Federation Services 2.0  passed SAML 2.0 interoperability testing

This commitment includes other solutions, such as Forefront Unified Access Gateway, and capabilities in the Windows platform, such as Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 (formerly known by codename “Geneva.”) ADFS 2.0 uses identity federation to extend Active Directory authentication and single sign-on to cloud-based services, hosted by Microsoft or others, so IT can gain flexibility and cost savings but avoid managing extra user accounts and passwords.

Another key part of our efforts in identity and access management is work across the industry to ensure interoperability.  Today, for example, Microsoft was part of a Kantara Initiative and Liberty Alliance announcement.  ADFS passed SAML 2.0 interoperability testing, meaning it will interoperate with heterogeneous environments and provide federation.

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