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Identity Management Streamlined at University of Texas

Faced with a mandate to encourage collaboration and an equally urgent directive to better safeguard IT systems, the University of Texas (UT) produced a solution based on technology and carefully defined relationships. UT's Identity Management Federation lets participants at the university's 16 institutions use local credentials for secure access to remote resources.

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SOA Software Releases SOLA 6.0 Mainframe Solution

SOA Software Inc. released Version 6.0 of its SOLA (Service Oriented Legacy Architecture) integrated solution, which is designed to help run mainframe applications as part of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The product, released last month, lets operators expose mainframe applications as "secure" Web services, while also enabling mainframe applications to consume Web services.

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NIST Workshop Presentation: SAML 2.0 and XACML 2.0

An "OASIS SAML and XACML Presentation" has been prepared by Anil Saldhana (Leader, JBoss Security and Identity Management, Red Hat Inc): "I am going to be making a presentation on OASIS SAML and XACML at the ExpeditionWorkshop (Exploring Identity Management Landscape) at NIST." This NIST workshop "will build on the implications of Preparedness as a dimension of the National Response Framework, for Identity Management (persons and objects) within a global context, and facilitate engagement by multiple communities advancing emergent national readiness including: ide

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Logica to provide security solution for the medical and healthcare sector in Sweden

Logica, a leading IT and business services company, and the public
agency SVR AB (Medical Care Advice Service) in Sweden, have signed an
agreement concerning the development and management of Basic Services
for the Provision of Information (BIF). BIF is a national security
infrastructure for the medical and healthcare sector that guarantees
the integrity of patient information and ensures that the right people
gain access to the right information. BIF includes nine IT services and
will be based on open source code, making it one of the largest ever
open source projects in Sweden.

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Internet2 Community Releases Shibboleth Version 2.0

Internet2 today announced that it has released Shibboleth 2.0, the latest major version of the most widely-deployed federated authentication implementation. Developed by the Internet2 community and its partners around the world, the latest release greatly enhances several key elements of Shibboleth in an effort to ensure interoperability with other commercial and open-source federated identity solutions; to improve personalization and security; as well as to ease installation, management and operation processes.

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