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Dear Kantara Initiative Members and Community,

This is a formal notice.

Members of the Kantara Initiative Federation Interoperability Work Group (FIWG) have recently approved the SAML V2.0 Deployment Profile for Federation Interoperability. The document described below now enters a 45-day public comment and IPR review period in preparation for an all-member ballot to consider its approval as a Kantara Initiative Specification Recommendation.

Document: SAML V2.0 Deployment Profile for Federation Interoperability
Version: 1.0
Document Date: 2019-09-09
Document URL: Please download the document here:    

Overview of Document:
This profile specifies behavior and options that deployments of the SAML V2.0 Web Browser SSO profile, and related profiles, are required or permitted to rely on. This deployment profile should not be confused with a SAML implementation profile, such as [SAML2Impl]. A deployment profile specifies how software should be configured given a specific set of deployment goals. An implementation profile tells software developers how they must implement their software in order to meet basic requirements.
This is an open invitation to comment. Kantara Initiative solicits feedback from potential users, developers and other interested parties, whether Kantara Initiative members, non-member participants or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

Public Review and IPR Review Period Opens: 12/10/2019 5:00PM EST
Review Period Closes: 01/25/2020 5:00PM EST

To Comment on the Recommendation:
To comment please use the form located at: or email your comments to with the subject "FIWG COMMENT SUBMISSION".  


Intellectual Property Rights Notice:

This document carries the following Copyright Notice:      

Copyright Notice

'SAML v2.0 Deployment Profile for Federation Interoperability ©2019 Internet2 and/or the respective contributors, used under license. All rights reserved. 

This document has been prepared as a derivative work from Internet2 under the following license agreed between Internet2 and Kantara Initiative, Inc April 27, 2016.

Internet2 hereby grants to Kantara a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, distribute, and make derivatives of, the Work for the Kantara Initiative’s non-commercial purposes that are consistent with the goals, standards, and objectives of Internet2.  

Implementers of any of the Work obtain a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, make, have made, distribute and make derivatives.  Any such derivatives shall be owned exclusively by Internet2, and shall be covered by the same terms as this Agreement'.


Kantara Initiative invites any persons who know of any part of this Group output that would infringe on third party intellectual property rights to disclose such infringement claims so that these claims may be provided to the Group members for resolution.
To submit an Intellectual Property Rights infringement claim, email  with the subject "FIWG IPR CLAIM".

Please contact the Kantara Initiative staff at with any questions regarding this notice.  

Kind regards,

The Kantara Staff

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