OSS/BSS Special Focus – Got your iD?
May 12, 2010 - Openet
The TMF already has a project up and running to explore these issues - the Dynamic (Syndicated) Content Delivery (DCD) catalyst project - which will be demonstrated at this year's TM World event in Nice in May. Running under the wider banner of ‘Widespread Access to Video, Entertainment and Services' (WAVES) - and supported by Microsoft and Tribold, the project is intended to help move towards a multi-industry architecture that enables consumers to access content over any available network connection, using any convenient device. The technologies involved include an active catalog component, a federated identity solution and multiple devices. The DCD initiative uses version 2 of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML 2.0) OASIS to provide single sign-on (SSO) between multiple identity providers and multiple content providers. Information identity cards issued by an identity provider allow users to be authenticated to multiple web sites without having to provide a user name and password at each site.