Friday, June 07, 2013

WIF : Is there a Java Equivalent?

Been asked this question a million times and now I have an answer of sorts.

If by WIF, you mean WS-Federation, then mosey on over to:

Apache CXF Fediz: An Open-Source Web Security Framework
This supports:
  • WS-Federation 1.0/1.1/1.2
  • SAML 1.1/2.0 Tokens
  • Custom token support
  • Publish WS-Federation Metadata document
  • Role information encoded as AttributeStatement in SAML 1.1/2.0 tokens
  • Claims information provided by FederationPrincipal interface
However, if by WIF by mean the FAM / SAM / CAM functionality then the jury is still out.

There is no direct Java replacement library for WIF.


Came across  auth10-java.
  • This library speaks the WS-Federation protocol and SAML 1.1 and 2.0 tokens. It interops fine with Microsoft-related products like ADFS, Windows Azure Active Directory and Windows Identity Foundation. 



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