Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Deployment Planning Guide

About Identity and Web Services Federation Protocols

Sun OpenSSO identity federation is based on the Liberty Alliance specification which includes the Identity Federation Framework (ID-FF) and SAMLv2 protocols. Microsoft Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) is based on the Web Services Architecture specification which uses the Microsoft Web Browser Federated Sign-On (MS-MWBF) and Web Services Federation (WS-Federation) protocols. OpenSSO Enterprise provides support for MS-MWBF so that single sign-on can work among OpenSSO and ADFS-based environments. For more information about identity and web service federation protocols, see the Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Technical Overview.