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Standards Group Ratifies Upgraded Security Schema

E-business standards consortium OASIS Monday will ratify the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 1.1 as a standard, a source familiar with the group’s plans confirmed. SAML 1.1 represents an upgrade over SAML 1.0, which was passed by OASIS in November 2002 to define a common method for sharing authorization information between different security systems. The upgraded standard, which incorporates other industry-standard protocols and messaging frameworks such as XML Signature, XML Encryption and SOAP, features opt-in account linking, simple session management and global log-out capabilities. Among other security-oriented tasks, SAML (define) can enable single sign-on services, making it an important protocol for groups such as the Liberty Alliance Project, which in April submitted new network identity specifications to an industry standards board for use in future version of SAML. Full Story

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