Access and Identity


Sep 14, 2012: SAML is dead. Long Live SAML!

Is SAML a dead protocol or just a walking Zombie ready to consume all enterprise brains? Or is it yet alive and well both in legacy and the future? Attend this webinar to join the discussion KuppingerCole´s Distinguished Analyst Craig Burton about health and well being of the Federated…


Open Source IAM – is it right for you?

Open Source projects usually get short shrift from pundits and journalists. Open source Identity projects get even less shrift. (“Shrift”, by the way, has an interesting etymology, at least to those who wonder about where the words we use come from). Commercial vendors have whole staffs of…

Executive View

Snapshot: SAML Vulnerabilities - 70723

On August 10th, 2012, the University of Bochum (German Ruhr-Universität Bochum) published a research paper titled On breaking SAML: Be whoever you want to be . In that paper the authors provide an analysis of potential security weaknesses in SAML. They analyzed 11 out of 14 major SAML…

Executive View

Snapshot: OAuth 2.0 - 70725

Recently Eran Hammer, one of the – until then – co-authors and editors of the OAuth 2.0 standard which is currently finalized by an IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) working group, declared that he will withdraw his name from the specification of OAuth 2.0. He posted about…


The Honan Hack and the BYOI meme

By now you should have heard about the so-called “epic” hacking of the accounts of Wired journalist Mat Honan. Only those on vacation well out of civilization (i.e., no internet, no phones, no newspapers, no radio, no TV) could honestly say that the details weren’t available to them.…

Advisory Note

Scenario: The Future of Authentication - 70341

A number of significant trends are causing the authentication (AuthN) and authorization (AuthZ) architectures and technologies to significantly change. Cloud, mobile and Social computing combined (The Computing Troika) are causing an identity explosion that is requiring organizations to…

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