The Liberty Alliance Project, a global consortium for open federated identity standards and identity-based Web services, has announced that products from eight companies successfully completed testing at Liberty's most recent interoperability conformance event. These organizations demonstrated interoperability of products and solutions that incorporate Liberty's Identity Web Services (1.1) and SAML 2.0 OASIS Standard specifications.
After following a rigorous testing program developed and managed by the Liberty Alliance, passing marks for SAML 2.0 interoperability have been awarded to the Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, Ericsson, Novell, Oracle, Reactivity, Sun Microsystems, Symlabs, and Trustgenix. These companies have been recognized for having products that meet Liberty's standards for interoperability among open federated identity solutions and identity-based Web services. The Liberty Interoperable testing program requires that each company successfully completes tests against scripts and scenarios prepared by Liberty Alliance and published on Liberty's Web site. As part of the testing, companies must demonstrate interoperability with at least two other randomly selected participants. The program requires repeated operation of the Liberty specifications core features in many combinations and sequences and in different roles and contexts common to real-world deployments.