Novell unveiled support for a federation protocol in its identity software that represents the first fruits of its 18-month-old interoperability lab work with Microsoft as it relates to access management.
Novell released version 3.1 of its Access Manager with support for the WS-Federation protocol that is prominent in Microsoft’s Active Directory Federation Services and its forthcoming Geneva identity platform for the cloud.
With WS-Federation support, Access Manager offers integration with SharePoint Server,CardSpace and Microsoft’s claims-based authentication model.
Access Manager now can provide non-Active Directory users with single sign-on to Windows-based Web applications.
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