Interoperability of identity systems is an important consideration for a large percentage of customers. With this in mind we chose to participate in 8 weeks of SAML 2.0 testing, which is was conducted by the Drummond Group Inc.  As previously announced, we entered testing with three profiles, IdP Lite, SP Lite and EGov 1.5.

 

Today the test results were made public , and we are thrilled to announce we have passed.  We are very proud of this accomplishment, and all the hard work the AD FS team did to make this happen.

 

We would like to thank the other test participants; Entrust, IBM, Novell, Ping Identity, SAP, and Siemens. They where all great to work with, and demonstrated a real commitment to ensuring all of our products work together for customers.

 

Testing was done in a full matrix, meaning all tests pass with each vendor.  This meant 8 to 12 tests (depending on the profile) with each of the 7 solutions, with AD FS acting as both IdP and SP; resulting in about 150 tests to pass! As you can imagine there were a few nights the team didn’t get much sleep.  If you would like to dig into the details of what was tested, the test plan is available from the Liberty site.

 

 

Additional articles about the Liberty Alliance Testing:

·         PRN Newswire - Entrust, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Ping Identity, SAP and Siemens Pass Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing

·         Computerworld - Microsoft passes its first SAML 2.0 interoperability test