Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Deployment Planning Guide

Assumptions and Dependencies

The fundamental difference between ID-WSF and generic web services is that the ID-WSF defines a security framework around user identity. The ID-WSF allows an end user to register his service offerings with their trusted trust authorities. Generic web services advertise their offerings through either a Web Service Description Language (WSDL) file or by the Enterprise Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) registry. These use cases are driven through Liberty ID-WSF and thus have a dependency on other Liberty protocols such as ID-FF and SAMLv2.