TrustBearer Labs, an authentication and digital identity vendor, has announced single sign-on support for Salesforce.com and Google Apps with its authentication and identity federation service, TrustBearer OpenID.
TrustBearers’ Single Sign-on support enables users to authenticate to Salesforce.com and Google Apps. To offer single sign-on to users of the two sites, TrustBearer expanded its OpenID identity provider service to include support for SAML, an enterprise authentication standard.
With the combination of OpenID and SAML, users of the TrustBearer service can sign-in to applications and networks using a single hardware-based authentication device, such as a smart card or USB token. When authenticating to a service, such as Salesforce.com, users connect their authentication device and present the PIN or biometric associated with the device.