May 25, 2007
Hands-On Information Card Interop at IIW

On Tuesday afternoon at IIW representatives from numerous Information Card projects sat down at the same table (actually, 3 tables so we would all fit :-) ) and systematically used our implementations together, exercising the different possible combinations. The session notes, as posted on the OSIS wiki, tell the story:

Notes from IIW 2007a

The OSIS group sponsored an Information Card interoperability connect-a-thon on May 15, 2007 as part of the Internet Identity Workshop 2007 A in Mountain View California. Participants collaborated to work through combinations of Identity Provider, Identity Agent, and Relying Party scenarios, in order to identify and workshop problems with interoperability. The following representatives were present and participated:

5 Information Card Selectors

  • Ian Brown’s Safari Plugin
  • XMLDAP
  • Windows Cardspace
  • Higgins IdA Native
  • Higgins IdA Java

11 Relying Parties

  • Bandit (basic wiki authentcation)
  • Bandit (elevated privileges)
  • PamelaWare
  • CA
  • XMLDAP
  • Windows Live RP (used to obtain a managed card)
  • Windows Live/single-issuer (where you can use the managed card)
  • Oracle RP
  • Identityblog RP (based on Rob Richards’ library)
  • Identityblog helloworld token RP
  • UW/Shibboleth

7 Identity Providers

  • Higgins
  • Bandit
  • XMLDAP
  • UW/Shibboleth
  • LiveLabs
  • HumanPresent
  • Identityblog HelloWorld IdP

4 Token Types

  • SAML 1.0
  • SAML 1.1
  • helloworld
  • username token

2 Authentication Mechanisms

  • username/password
  • self-issued (personal) card

Many combinations interoperated as expected; several issues were identified and are being fixed in preparation for the coming Information Card Interop event to be held at the Burton Group Catalyst Conference in San Francisco (June 25-29).

One of the things I love about IIW is that it’s a working meeting — not a series of mind-numbing presentations. This interop was a great example of the industry coming together and doing work together. And of course, this session was a dry run for the upcoming User-Centric Identity Interop event coming at Catalyst next month, where even more projects will be represented. Hope to see many of you there!

4 Responses to “Hands-On Information Card Interop at IIW”

  1. Welcome to The Metaverse on 29 May 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    Shibboleth to support Information Cards…

    Mike Jones has posted the news that Internet2 (the advanced networking consortium) announced last week…

  2. Phil Windley's Technometria on 19 Jun 2007 at 8:16 pm #

    Milestones at IIW2007A…

    Dale Olds just put up some thoughts on IIW2007a and the significant events that occurred. He concentrates on the interoperability session and has some great pictures. Mike Jones gave some detailed stats from the interoperability session…….

  3. Mike Jones: self-issued » User-Centric Identity Interop at Catalyst in Barcelona on 24 Oct 2007 at 1:10 pm #

    [...] together and tested the interoperation of their software together. Following on the Interops at IIW in May and Catalyst in June, the participants continued their joint work of ensuring that the identity [...]

  4. Mike Jones: self-issued » A Personal Perspective on the Information Card Foundation Launch on 24 Jun 2008 at 3:32 am #

    [...] Interoperability Profile, the Open Specification Promise, the OSIS user-centric identity interops (I1 rehearsal, I1, I2, I3, and the current I4), the OpenID anti-phishing collaboration, the Information Card [...]

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