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This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the SAML OASIS Standard. SAML provides an XML-based framework for creating and exchanging security information between online partners. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

CableLabs Issues TV Everywhere Specs

CableLabs has quietly issued a new set of interface specs that will provide the technical foundation for how MSOs and programmers authenticate and authorize video that is distributed online. CableLabs, which started it all in the form of a request for information (RFI), published the 64-page document on October 29...The specs -- collectively dubbed Online Content Access (OLCA) -- outline an interoperable protocol and architecture for the delivery of video to a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) customer from different online sources.

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SAP Unveils NetWeaver 7.3 Technology Platform

SAP’s release of SAP NetWeaver 7.3 will assist the development at SAP and across its ecosystem of partners and customers in areas such as in-memory computing, cloud computing and mobility. By unifying content and making it consumable everywhere, the SAP NetWeaver technology platform provides the foundation for SAP business applications and enables companies to deliver business context to the end user.

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Lasso - Liberty Alliance Single Sign-On

Lasso is a free software C library implementing the Liberty Alliance and SAML standards (ID-FF, SAMLv2, ID-WSF); it defines processes for federated identities, single sign-on and related protocols, and is used to bring digital identity features to web sites and applications. Lasso passed both ID-FF 1.2 and SAMLv2 Liberty interoperability tests.

Lasso comes with native language support for Java, Perl, Python and PHP.

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Cisco report highlights security woes

Cisco has launched its 2010 mid-year security report, which has shown a sea change in how businesses use IT resources with borderless networks, while IT departments struggle to provide security while coping with users using their personal phones to access corporate IT resources and cloud computing, which processes data outside the corporate data centre...Cisco offers AnyConnect secure mobility, a combination of Cisco ASA firewall and Cisco Ironport. For instance, it provides gated, controlled access to Salesforce.

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Novell rolls cloud-security service

The cloud lifts Tuesday on Novell's Cloud Security Service, which is software designed so that hosting and cloud-service providers can offer authentication, authorization, provisioning and de-provisioning services to their enterprise customers...Novell has been at work on the cloud-security project, which makes use of open protocols such as SAML, for over a year...

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