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LemonLDAP::NG now supports SAMLv2 as authentication backend

The first release candidate of LemonLDAP::NG was published this week.

In the big changelog, we can see that this product new supports SAMLv2 as authentication backend. The identity provider feature is a work in progress, and should be available in stable release.

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SOA Software Announces Advanced Policy and Security Federation for SOA and Cloud Services

SOA Software today announced Policy Manager 6.0 with advanced Policy and security Federation for SOA and Cloud Services. SOA provides the foundation for a successful transition to an Enterprise Cloud Operating Model. Providing the right level of control over distributed, heterogeneous systems and platforms requires the effective policy governance provided by Policy Manager version 6.0.

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Best practices for web services interoperability

The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) announced the publication of the WS-I Basic Security Profile (BSP) 1.1 as final material for public access.

WS-I is an open industry organization chartered to establish and document Best Practices for Web Services interoperability. The WS-I Basic Security Profile is an essential guide for ensuring secure, interoperable Web services, based on a set of non-proprietary Web services specifications, along with clarifications and amendments to those specifications that promote interoperability.

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U Washington To Test Drive Microsoft Federated ID Cloud Services

The University of Washington will be giving feedback to Microsoft on two identity federation options the company is planning to introduce as part of its cloud services. The initiative is intended to help institutions collaborate securely with external partners. The university will also be one of the first to roll out a federated identity solution with Microsoft on Live@edu.

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Key Pair Announces Cloud Security and Virtualization Product Family

Key Pair Technologies announced a family of products designed to address the need for increasingly tighter and more integrated security solutions to support building and operating public and private clouds. Each product in the family is optimized to address the differing needs of customers who are planning to leverage cloud computing to achieve their business objectives.  

Key Pair unveils the following products to address the security gaps and challenges in migrating to a cloud environment:

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