It is our pleasure to announce the availability of the first CTP release of the WIF (Windows Identity Foundation) Extension for the SAML 2.0 Protocol ! We heard your feedback about the necessity to have support for the SAML 2.0 protocol in WIF. Today, we announce an extension to WIF that delivers on that feedback.

This WIF extension allows .NET developers to easily create claims-based SP-Lite compliant Service Provider applications that use SAML 2.0 conformant identity providers such as AD FS 2.0.

This CTP release includes a set of samples that illustrate how to use the extension. You can download the package that includes the WIF Extension for SAML 2.0 Protocol and samples from here.

Key features of this extension include:

  • Service Provider initiated and Identity Provider initiated Web Single Sign-on (SSO) and Single Logout (SLO)
  • Support for the Redirect, POST, and Artifact bindings
  • All of the necessary components to create a SP-lite compliant service provider application

We’ll be looking for your questions, comments, and other feedback on the claims based identity forum here.  Watch this blog for future posts about the roadmap of this WIF extension. 

Happy coding!

The WIF Team