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BT Joins Liberty Alliance Management Board

Thursday, January 17, 2008
– Liberty Alliance today announced that BT has become a member of the Liberty Alliance Management Board. BT joins Liberty Alliance 2008 board members from AOL, France Telecom, HP, Intel, Novell, NTT, Oracle and Sun Microsystems to drive the strategic direction of Liberty Alliance on a global basis.

Digital Identity Leaders Gather in Washington, DC to Advance Trusted Identity Assurance Levels

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
– Liberty Alliance today announced the first public face-to-face meeting of the Liberty Alliance Identity Assurance Special Interest Group (IASIG) taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10:00am – 5:00pm in Washington, DC. The public meeting brings together identity leaders representing a wide range of industries to collaborate on defining standardized assessment criteria and accreditation rules for the new Liberty Alliance Identity Assurance Certification Program scheduled for launch during 2Q of this year.

Liberty Alliance Announces First Companies to Pass Full-Matrix SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced that products from Hewlett-Packard, IBM, RSA, The Security Division of EMC, Sun Microsystems and Symlabs, Inc. have passed Liberty Alliance testing for SAML 2.0 interoperability. These vendors participated in the November 2007 Liberty Interoperable™ event administered by the Drummond Group Inc. and are the first to pass full-matrix testing Liberty Alliance incorporated into its interoperability program this year. All of these vendors also passed Liberty Alliance testing against the US GSA SAML 2.0 profile, meeting the prerequisite interoperability requirements for participating in the US E-Authentication Identity Federation.

Identity Services Deployment Hurdles Lowered By Liberty Alliance Identity Assurance Framework Release

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced the public release of the Liberty Identity Assurance Framework (IAF). The IAF has been developed by Liberty’s Identity Assurance Expert Group (IAEG) to simplify and speed the deployment of identity federations by standardizing identity assurance levels and the certification process for all identity assurance service providers participating in federated relationships. Liberty Alliance will hold a public webcast to review the Identity Assurance Framework on Thursday, November 29, at 8 am US PT.

US GSA Requires Liberty Alliance Interoperability Testing as Public Sector SAML 2.0 Adoption Soars

Monday, October 29, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced that the E-Authentication Solution program of the US General Services Administration (GSA) now mandates passing Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 interoperability testing as a prerequisite for participating in the US E-Authentication Identity Federation. This news comes as governments around the world build and deploy SAML 2.0-based applications to offer millions of citizens secure and privacy-respecting online services and to provide businesses and public sector trading partners with an open, proven interoperable and trusted platform for conducting and managing a wide variety of identity-based transactions.

Liberty Alliance Announces Winners of the 2007 IDDY Award

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced winners of the 2007 IDDY (Identity Deployment of the Year) Award.

Liberty Alliance Builds Global Trust Framework for Identity Federations Spanning Industries and Regions

Sunday, September 09, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced it has formed a new expert group to deliver the Liberty Trust Framework, an organizational framework designed to fill industry requirements for standardized identity assurance criteria for use in a broad range of federation scenarios. Liberty’s Identity Assurance Expert Group (IAEG) was established by the recent merge of the Electronic Authentication Partnership (EAP) into Liberty Alliance, and consists of representatives from the worldwide financial services, government, healthcare and service provider sectors working collaboratively to release the Liberty Trust Framework for public review and input later this year.

Liberty Alliance Announces ‘Access to Identity Enabled Web Services in Inter-Federation Scenarios’ Public Webcast and Whitepaper

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced the release of a new whitepaper and public webcast, Access to Identity Enabled Web Services in Inter-Federation Scenarios taking place on Wednesday, September 5 at 8 am US PT. The webcast will feature authors of the whitepaper from Ericsson, TeliaSonera and Symlabs and is designed to help developers, organizations and system integrators understand business drivers and options for accessing and managing identity Web services based on secure and trusted inter-federation relationships.

Liberty Alliance Announces IDDY Awards Ceremony at DIDW 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the 2007 IDDY Awards will be presented on September 25 as part of the keynote sessions at DIDW in San Francisco. Applications selected for this year’s IDDY (Identity Deployment of the Year Award) will also be featured in a DIDW panel presentation taking place on September 25 and moderated by Roger Sullivan, president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board. The call for nominations for the 2007 IDDY closes on Monday, August 20.The IDDY recognizes identity-based applications built using Liberty Federation, Liberty Web Services, Liberty People Service and Liberty Advanced Client specifications. This year's call for nominations includes an Emerging Application category designed to shine a spotlight on the proof-of-concept applications leveraging the security, privacy and proven interoperability of Liberty’s open identity standards. Individuals can nominate a deployment for the 2007 IDDY.

Industry Leaders Submit Identity Governance Framework to openLiberty.org for Development of Open Source Implementations

Thursday, July 26, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced two key milestones for the Identity Governance Framework (IGF). Today, industry leaders submitted IGF to openLiberty.org for open source development of IGF implementations. Liberty Alliance also announced the ratification of market requirements documentation (MRD) for IGF and the commencement of technical specification work. With today’s news, developers, system integrators and organizations in every sector can begin planning IGF deployments referencing the publicly available MRD and building IGF applications based on the open source APIs collaboratively developed at openLiberty.org. Liberty will hold a public webcast to review IGF developments and the roadmap for continuous development and support within Liberty Alliance and at openLiberty.org on August 15 at 8 am US PT.

Liberty Alliance Announces ‘SOA: Protecting the Architecture by Leveraging Standards’ Webcast

Monday, July 09, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced the webcast, ‘SOA, Protecting the Architecture by Leveraging Standards.’ This public event will take place on Wednesday, July 18, from 8-9 am US PT, and will focus on the business challenges involved in protecting SOAs and a potential solution based on injecting identity into all of the layers of the architecture to enable single-sign-on (SSO) and enforcement of policy across the deployment.

HP, Intel, NTT and Symlabs First to Demonstrate Interoperability of Liberty Alliance Advanced Client Specifications

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced that Intel, HP, NTT and Symlabs have demonstrated interoperability for Liberty’s Advanced Client specifications. The testing was conducted by Liberty’s Technology Expert Group (TEG) to ensure the specifications meet foundational use case requirements and enable interoperable implementations. The final release of the Advanced Client specifications is currently scheduled for later this summer.

Concordia Project Advances Interoperability Among Digital Identity Management Solutions

Wednesday, June 06, 2007
– The Concordia Project today announced the third face-to-face meeting taking place at Catalyst 2007 on June 26 in San Francisco. Concordia is a global, cross-industry initiative formed by members of the identity management community to drive harmonization and interoperability among various identity initiatives and protocols. This meeting will focus on gathering and refining use cases for prioritization of rapid interoperability efforts with presentations from AOL, the Government of British Columbia, General Motors and others.

Liberty Alliance Announces New Membership Structure

Monday, May 14, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced changes to its global membership structure and new benefits for members. The new initiatives are designed to make it easier for all individuals and organizations to access the resources of the Alliance and to participate in developing the next generation of secure, privacy-respecting and interoperable identity standards based on Liberty’s proven model of addressing the personal, business and technology aspects of digital identity management.

Liberty Alliance Announces Call for Nominations for the 2007 IDDY Awards

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced a call for nominations for the 2007 IDDY Awards. The IDDY Award (IDentity Deployment of the Year) recognizes identity-based applications built using Liberty Federation, Liberty Web Services, Liberty People Service and Liberty Advanced Client specifications.