Swedish national SAML federation?

The long-awaited (at least if you’re Swedish and interested in public sector IT which does rather limit the audience a bit) e-delegationen report was released today. The section on national identity solutions says “SAML” and “federations” over and over.

On the whole the report promises a significant improvement over todays proprietary solutions. There is still lots of work left to do in order to realize these ideas. Those of us who have worked in identity space for a while know that there are plenty of opportunities to shoot oneself in the foot even if you have the right shoes on.

For reasons that escape me Sweden has a bit of a track record trying to “roll your own” in areas where there are plenty of existing standards and market direction, but this time I do believe e-delegationen is betting on the right horse. Good work!

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