Liberty Alliance Conformance Test Event

ID-FF 1.1, ID-FF 1.2, ID-WSF 1.0, ID-WSF 1.1, SAML 2.0 v2.0 OASIS Standard*

The Liberty Alliance Project is pleased to announce the July Conformance Test Event in Piscataway, New Jersey, USA. This event is open to any organization that has a working implementation of the Liberty Alliance ID-FF 1.1, ID-FF 1.2, ID-WSF 1.0, ID-WSF 1.1 or SAML 2.0 v2.0 OASIS Standard* Specifications.
This event will mark the introduction of a new, more robust version of the SAML 2.0 testing procedures – version 2.0. Responding to requests we’ve had from end-user deployers as well as RFPs that have been shared with us, we’ve updated the testing procedures to help participants more successfully validate capabilities for prospective buyers. These enhanced testing procedures include:

  • a mandatory negative testing section to exercise fault handling, particularly in encryption and digital signature processing;
  • an update in testing steps and descriptions;
  • expanded testing to include optional POST binding for several message interactions such as Name Identifier Management; and
  • new testing modes, such as Attribute Profile for LDAP.

We believe this new testing procedure and certification awarding will be very beneficial to participants.

In addition to making it easier for implementers to test at a faster pace, with fewer misunderstandings and test repetitions, it also covers areas not required by the Static Conformance Requirements (SCR) but more in line with the diverse way that implementations are being deployed. It also improves the quality of implementations, provides greater assurance of interoperability across diverse deployments and configurations, and exercises SAML features that are being used in practical applications, ensuring that these “application layer” interfaces will interoperate. Ultimately, our goal with the program is to better assure interoperability and product capabilities for marketplace success, and we believe this new testing program accomplishes this well.

The event will take place from Monday, July 24th to Friday, July 28th, 2006 at:

IEEE-ISTO offices

Vendors who will be testing at this event are strongly encouraged to attend the June Conformance Dry Run Event taking place June 5-9, 2006 at Novell, Provo, Utah. The preliminary cut-off date for registering for the Dry Run (via the Conformance Event registration site) is May 22, 2006.

1800 South Novell Place
Provo, Utah 84606

We invite your participation in this next round of Conformance Testing, and look forward to the success it helps testers achieve with marketplace sales. If you have any questions please contact Debbie Mac at

Associated Documents:
Conformance NDA

SAML v2.0 SCR *
ID-WSF 1.1 SCR *
ID-WSF 1.0 SCR *
ID-FF 1.2 SCR *
ID-FF 1.1 SCR *

Test Procedures:
SAML 2.0 v2.0 Test Procedures Document (enhanced procedures) **Available soon. Please check back**
SAML v2.0 v1.0 Test Procedures Document (for reference)
ID-WSF 1.1 Test Procedures Document
ID-FF 1.2 Test Procedures Document
ID-FF 1.1 Test Procedures Document

Testing Tips

* The SCR documents reference the relevant specification versions and associated errata to which your testing product will be held accountable.

Interoperability Conformance Event Location Information (accommodations, transportation, etc.)
Preliminary Test Event Location Information (accommodations, transportation, etc.)

The registration fee for the Interoperability Conformance Event is $9000 USD per Organization Team. Liberty Member organizations receive a 50% discount off the fee. Each team may have a maximum of three members.

The registration fee for the associated Preliminary Test Event is $1500 USD per organization team. Each team may have a maximum of three members.

Participating companies may not send individuals to the events as observers. All team members must be actively involved with the testing of the product. Registrations are subject to review by the Liberty Alliance Certification Administration.

These fees typically cover breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea, afternoon snack and ancillary costs related to the setup and hosting of the event.

Registration for the Interoperability Conformance Event will close on July 17, 2006.

Register Here

***Please note: Registration for this event is not considered complete until payment is processed and a fully executed Conformance NDA (for both the Interoperability Conformance Event and the Preliminary Test Event – if attending) has been received by the Liberty Alliance administration.***


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