A protocol developed by IBM and Microsoft for standardizing the sharing of user identities between companies was turned over to a standards body on Wednesday amid controversy that it overlaps with similar protocols already recognized as standards.
I absolutely agree with the issue raised that some critics are concerned with WS-Federation’s dependency on protocols such as WS-Transfer that are not yet standards. I find it a bit difficult to want to build products that are not built on standards. Usually, it works the other way... LDAP V3 builds on LDAP V2 which builds on LDAP - all of which have already been approved as standards...
identity management, Microsoft, federation, WS-*