John Fontana reports from the annual Burton Group Catalyst conference.
High-profile companies like Boeing are starting to deploy identity federation solutions. Standards like SAML, The Liberty Alliance and WS-Security help to make stuff interoperable, though there still are problems to be solved, obviously.
Apart from technological standards, the biggest problem for many companies still is that in order to allow federation, you have to trust that the other guy has a system that is at least as secure as yours is. And that is something that can’t be put into a protocol.