Burton Group Cloud SSO Interop Event

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Background

Burton Group is hosting a federation interoperability event during its Catalyst conference this July in San Diego. Catalyst has been the host of many federation interoperability events in the past, including the first SAML 1.0 interop and the first multi-protocol interop demonstration. This year, we will focus on SaaS or cloud-based applications as the trend of utilizing off-premise applications continues to be a very hot topic for enterprises. The combination of off-premise and on-premise applications strains the management of access for these applications as well as the usability for those that are prompted for another userID and password for each SaaS application.


A big THANK YOU to OSIS and Pamela Dingle for sharing their wiki!

Objective

This interop will demonstrate how SAML and other federation protocols can address single sign-on scenarios for applications, regardless of if they are on-premise or hosted in the cloud. The basic scenario is depicted in the graphic below where users will authenticate at an Identity Provider site and gain access to participating SaaS or other off-premise hosted sites. Additional advanced scenarios are under development and will be posted here in the near future.

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Logistics for On Premise Participants

Date: Monday-Wednesday July 27-29, 2009

Testing room: Aqua 313, room open starting at 10am on Monday

Demo room: Aqua 308, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Time: Demo room (Aqua 308) opens at 8am on Wed. Demo will take place 6-9:30pm on July 29!

Building Access: You must have a valid conference pass, see registration details for instructions.

In case of problems: Call Gerry Gebel at +1 801 556 9994.

Shipping Information to Hotel

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

One Park Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92101

Attn: Catalyst Conference/GUEST NAME

There is a cost for moving packages. Handling fee: 11-21 lbs is $12 22-41 lbs is $25 (weight range that the monitors should be) When they check-in there will be a message on their hotel phone informing them that they have a package. They can ask about it at check-in as well. They'll likely need to go to the UPS store (onsite) to collect the package.

UPS Store contact:

Alyssa Kehrig

Store Manager

The UPS Store 6100

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92101

Ph: 619-321-4201

Fx: 619-564-3344

Interop Details

Conference Registration Information

You must be registered and have a conference badge so you can access testing and demo rooms at the hotel. Here are your options:

Free registration - Hospitality Suite Staff (This is for folks that are exclusively assigned to be in the interop room and won't be attending the conference).

  • No conference meals
  • No sessions
  • Code: ssonmuil

$995 Upgrade registration - Full Catalyst Conference Attendee

  • Conference Meals
  • Attend general sessions
  • Regular price: Client: $1995/ Non-client: $2495
  • Code: Interop

$1295 Friend registration - give the code to as many people as you would like

  • Full general session attendee
  • Code: InteropFriend

To register go to this site: https://burtongroup.wingateweb.com/us09/portal/newreg.ww and follow the instructions.

Register now for a hotel room - before the hotel sells out.

  • The hotel is sold out other than the Burton Group room block

Hilton San Diego Bayfront $199/night

If you have any issues/questions about registration, contact Matt Roblyer <mroblyer@burtongroup.com>

PR and Marketing Information

Burton Group PR coordinator: Collin Searle, csearle@burtongroup.com

Tag for blogs, twitter, etc: Catalyst09

Press representatives and bloggers (* denotes they are registered for the conference)

Name Outlet
John Fontana * Network World
Dave Kearns * Network World
Christina Torode * TechTarget
Erika Chickowski * Baseline/CIO
Tessa Parmenter * SearchNetworking
Ralitza Stoeva * IDG
Maurizio Benazzo * Netineti Films
Silona Bonewald * Persona Prime
Michael Domingo * 1105 Media
Pamela Dingle * Eternaloptimist.com
Heather Green Business Week
David Carr independent
Matt Hamblen Computerworld
Bob Rawson Computerworld
Bill Brenner CSO
Kelly Higgins Dark Reading
Robert McMillan IDG News Service
Michael Mimoso Information Security
Mary Stevens InformationWeek
Galen Gruman InfoWorld
David Needle InternetNews.com
Jon Brodkin Network World
John Markoff New York Times
Dan Kaplan SC Magazine
Linda Tucci SearchCIO.com
Robert Westervelt SearchSecurity.com
John Soat TechWeb
Byron Acohido USA Today
Laurianne McLaughlin CIO

Articles/press releases mentioning this interop:

http://www.burtongroup.com/AboutUs/newsdetail.aspx?id=27

http://www.cio.com/article/496610/Cloud_Interoperability_Remains_Wispy_but_Progress_Being_Made?page=2&taxonomyId=168354

http://exostar.com/news_resources-1.aspx?id=2002

Sponsorship

Thank you to Ping Identity, TriCipher, Symplified, and CA for their generous contributions!