SSO comparison request from executive management
IAM David Bantz
dabantz at alaska.edu
Fri Dec 18 19:50:05 EST 2015
Thanks Tom. I will include a reference to the software recommendation (just
Shibb and SimpleSAMLphp).
On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 3:20 PM, Tom Scavo <trscavo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 6:24 PM, IAM David Bantz <dabantz at alaska.edu>
> > As I feared, vendor messages maligning Shibboleth as an outdated solution
> > that is a nightmare to manage have triggered the following request from
> > executive management:
> >> David,
> >> I continue to get messages (primarily from Ping) about options to Shib.
> >> Do you have time to do a quick comparison (functionality and cost) of
> >> Ping and other vendors that should be on our radar for UA?
> > I've replied briefly indicating why I regard the statements about
> > as false, but I'm pleading again for a strong well-grounded response to
> > request.
> The InCommon Federation Interoperability Working Group  chaired by
> Walter Hoehn from the University of Memphis, is in the final stages of
> preparing a SAML V2.0 Implementation Profile for Federation
> Interoperability (linked on the WG home page). I imagine you could use
> this document to compare the functionality of Shibboleth and
> PingFederate, but total cost of ownership is another matter, I'm not
> sure how to measure that in each case.
> There is also the SAML Software Guidelines  published by InCommon.
> In order for PingFederate (or any implementation) to be mentioned on
> that page, it would have to correctly consume InCommon metadata. Apart
> from the implementations already mentioned on that page, I don't know
> of any software that does that.
> Hope this helps,
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