SAML 2: The Building Blocks of Federated Identity
Paul Madsen reports on the developments in web services security, including a new
major release of SAML, which provides the basis for building federated
Trust Networks in a Web Services World
How do interconnecting web services know who to trust? We examine the role of
Security Token Services in mediating trust netweem services.
WS-Trust: Interoperable Security for Web Services
WS-Trust is a proposal that enables security token interoperability by defining a
request/response protocol for SOAP actors to request of some trusted authority that
particular security token be exchanged for another. Paul Madsen provides a detailed
explanation of the WS-Trust technology.
The Liberty Alliance
As parts of our lives are increasingly managed via online applications, the
resulting morass of different logon and profile information is becoming unmanageable.
is the problem the Liberty Alliance project sets out to solve.
Privacy and XML, Part 2
The second and concluding part of our look at XML and Privacy examines XML
standards initiatives aimed at giving users and businesses control over
Privacy and XML, Part I
This first installment of a two-part series on privacy and XML introduces the
issues at stake in online privacy and gives an overview of privacy concepts.
An Introduction to XML Digital Signatures
The W3C and IETF's XML Signature specification allows the verification of the
authenticity of XML-based transactions, a vital part of the emerging electronic business