Description: Web services specification providing mechanisms to allow different security realms to federate, within a secure environment, such that authorized access to resources managed in one realm can be provided to security principals whose identities and attributes are managed in other realms. Includes methods for brokering of identity, attribute, authentication and authorization assertions between realms, and privacy of federated claims.

Host Organization: OASIS

Status: Stable open industry standard.

Find out more at: http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsfed/federation/v1.2/os/ws-federation-1.2-spec-os.html