From the Trenches - Virtual Federation: a Pioneering Way for Exchanging Authentication
By superpat on Jun 03, 2008
The Sun Developer Network's Marina Sum spent some time recently talking to my fellow Federated Access Manager architect Rajeev Angal about Virtual Federation, a new feature forthcoming in Sun Federated Access Manager 8.0 (but available now, of course, in OpenSSO). Virtual Federation promises to simplify federation by allowing legacy applications to interact across enterprise boundaries via a SAML 'tunnel'.
Read the interview for an overview of Virtual Federation; this article has the gory details under the old name 'Secure Attribute Exchange'.