WS-SecureConversation/WS-Trust Interop, WS-Federation Feedback Workshops
- WS-SecureConversation / WS-Trust Interop Workshop Nov 18-19, 2003
WS-Federation Feedback Workshop
Nov 20, 2003
VeriSign, IBM, Microsoft and RSA, authors of the
WS‑SecureConversation and WS‑Trust specifications, are hosting a
2-day, hands-on Interop Workshop on November 18-19, 2003
and a 1-day Feedback Workshop on the WS-Federation specification on
November 20, 2003.
Nov/18-19 8am Breakfast
9am Interop Testing of WS-Trust and
3pm Afternoon Break
Nov/20 10am Breakfast
11am WS-Federation Feedback Workshop
3pm Afternoon Break
People are welcome to attend either one or both of these workshops as
long they meet the requirements outlined below.
In order to attend these events, the attached feedback agreement MUST
be reviewed and signed
by each attendee - either before or at the workshop registration. The
purpose of the feedback agreement is to ensure that everyone involved
in influencing the specifications is committed to
keeping the specification royalty free. If signed before, please fax
to ws-interop at 415-365-0223.
The 2-day interop workshop is an ad-hoc, open forum for companies who
have WS‑SecureConversation and/or WS‑Trust implementations based on
the WS‑SecureConversation and WS‑Trust specifications published on 18
Dec 2002, and who want to test their implementations with other
companies' implementations. Attendees will need to bring their own
laptops, their implementations and any other tools they feel would be
needed; testing among all attendees will occur throughout the day.
Interoperability scenarios document is attached for implementers to
be prepare for the Interop Workshop, and progress of interoperating
implementations will be tracked throughout the event.
The 1-day Feedback Workshop is an open forum for specification
authors to share background information on the design of the
specifications and to receive feedback and for software vendors and
other interested parties to discuss their ideas about the
practicality of implementing these and related Web Services
Both of these workshops will be hosted by VeriSign Inc. in Mountain
View, CA, see below for location details. For more up-to-date
information on the location please visit one of the following sites:
An Ethernet network will be provided for the workshops, but no
wireless connectivity will be available during the events. Breakfast,
lunch, and afternoon snacks will be served on all 3 days, but
participants will be responsible for their own dinner arrangements.
As with previous workshops, these events are open to anyone who
desires to participate. However, participants for the 2-day Interop
Workshop on 18-19 Nov need to bring an implementation based on the
WS‑SecureConversation / WS‑Trust specifications.
If you are interested in participating, please reply to
Feel free to pass this invitation along, either in your company or
elsewhere. This is an open forum. No invitation is required, but an
RSVP is appreciated to allow the host to facilitate accurate
logistics planning. The list of attendees and general workshop
results will be made public after the workshops.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation.
VeriSign, IBM, Microsoft and RSA
Workshop Location Details
487 E Middlefield Road
Driving Directions from San Francisco International Airport
Exit airport on Highway 101 South
Drive approximately 25 miles on 101, exit at "Ellis Street"
Follow Ellis to the right; where Ellis meets Middlefield are
VeriSign buildings. 487 is the building to the right of the
water fountain as you face it from Ellis.
Driving Directions from San Jose International Airport
Start going towards the AIRPORT EXIT on AIRPORT PKY
Turn left on Guadalupe Parkway
Take the 101 North ramp towards San Francisco
Take the Mountain View/Alviso Road/237 West exit
Take the Maude Avenue/Middlefield Road exit
Turn right on East Middlefield Road
487 E Middlefield is 1/4 mile further on your left. Look for
the water fountain.
Hotel Avante - 860 East El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA (650)
Hilton Garden Inn - 840 East El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA
Ramada Limited Mountain View - 55 Fairchild Drive, (650)
County Inn - 850 Leong Drive, (650) 961-9001(See attached file:
general workshop feedback agreement.doc)(See attached file:
- Is there any intent to move these WS-xxx specs from adhoc vendor
forums to public standards organizations?
Rich Salz Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html