Implementing support for SAML 2.0 tokens

SAML 2.0 is a major improvement over the OASIS SAML 1.1 specification and is a result of the effort of several individuals, companies, and organizations. It represents a convergence of the SAML 1.1, Liberty Alliance Identity Federation Framework (ID-FF 1.2), and the Shibboleth web SSO attribute exchange mechanism (Shibboleth 1.3). Unlike ADFS 2.0, WIF has support only for SAML 2.0 tokens and does not support SAML 2.0 Profiles. The SAML 2.0 Profiles support a variety of scenarios, including the most commonly encountered Web Browser SSO.


Note that the SAML 2.0 CTP for WIF has extensive guidelines for implementing the SAML 2.0 features which are discussed in Chapter 7, Extension and Future of Windows Identity ...

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