New Federated Identity Using PingFederate and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Lab
I would like to announce our new member Ping Identity joins us as a member of the Interop Vendor Alliance (IVA). Ping Identity®, the leader in Internet Identity Security, today announced it has joined our alliance.
“IVA membership is a significant milestone in Ping Identity’s 9-year relationship with Microsoft,” said Ping Identity CTO Patrick Harding. “This new ability to collaborate with Microsoft and the Alliance members allows us to further extend our reach into the Microsoft partner ecosystem to strengthen interoperability across a broader range of products.”
Ping Identity was invited to join IVA based on its longstanding leadership in Federated Identity standards and best practices in addition to PingFederate® product advancements that strengthen interoperability with Microsoft’s identity ecosystem.
“We are pleased to welcome Ping Identity to the Interop Vendor Alliance,” said Alliance Manager Jas Sandhu. “Ping Identity is a leader in Internet Identity Security solutions, playing a critical role in helping enterprises with heterogeneous infrastructures extend and leverage their Microsoft tools to the Cloud.”
In its first IVA lab certification, Ping Identity’s flagship Internet Single Sign-On offering, PingFederate has been successfully tested to interoperate with SharePoint 2010 using the WS-Federation protocol. As a result, organizations that are using SharePoint 2010 to collaborate with their business partners now have an easy way to SSO-enable them, eliminating the need to manage their partners’ identities. New capabilities in SharePoint 2010 make it “claims aware” and thus able to natively support SSO transactions. PingFederate enables the business partner, sending the user’s identity and attributes to the SharePoint-based partner portal and enabling secure Single Sign-On access.