Sun issues 'SAML Non-Assertion Covenant'. "What I thought was the most interesting vendor announcement to come out of last week's Catalyst Conference didn't even rate a press release and wasn't being "demoed" in a hospitality suite. Instead, Sun submitted a document to OASIS and quietly told people (i.e., whispered in their ear) about it." Identity Management Newsletter
OASIS approved version 2.0 of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) (define) as a standard, providing guidelines for developers to create single sign-on applications that work across disparate locations on the Internet
Eve Maler: The elevator pitch might be that SAML is the universal solvent of security and identity information.
The Liberty Alliance announced the second-generation version of WSF 2.0, a framework for identity-based Web services. The framework now supports SAML 2.0 and defines how SAML 2.0 can be used to communicate identity information among identity-based Web services.
The Security Services TC is working to advance the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) as an OASIS standard.