Microsoft has release the beta 2 of the claims-based user access platform code named “Geneva.”

“Geneva” includes three components for enabling claims-based access:

  • "Geneva" Server security token service (STS) supports the WS-Trust, WS-Federation, and SAML 2.0 protocols to enable secure single sign-on across organizations, platforms, and applications
  • Windows CardSpace “Geneva” for helping users navigate access decisions and for developers to build customer authentication experiences for users
  • “Geneva” Framework for building .NET applications that use claims to make user access decisions

Download “Geneva” Beta 2 here.