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Liberty Alliance Releases New Specifications for Linking Digital Identity Management to Consumer Devices

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the release of the Advanced Client specifications designed to allow enterprise users and consumers to manage identity information on devices such as cameras, handhelds, laptops, printers, and televisions. The Advanced Client is a set of specifications and technologies that leverage the proven interoperability, security and privacy capabilities of Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services to allow users to conduct a wide range of new identity-based transactions from any device.

Liberty Alliance and Internet Identity Workshop Team on First Identity Open Space Unconference in Europe

Wednesday, March 07, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced that it has teamed with the Internet Identity Workshop to hold an Identity Open Space (IOS) on April 26 and 27 in Brussels, Belgium. The “unconference” is taking place in conjunction with Liberty’s April 24 – 26 global membership meeting and is the second IOS Liberty Alliance has jointly produced with the IIW. The IOS event is open to anyone interested in advancing the user-centric identity conversation.

Liberty Alliance Assists Corporate Legal Teams; Consortium Releases Framework for Establishing Contractual Agreements for Digital Identity Management

Tuesday, March 06, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced the release of a legal frameworks document designed to help organizations address the legal considerations involved in deploying federated identity management. The Liberty Alliance Contractual Framework Outline for Circles of Trust was developed to assist legal and executive management teams develop trusted relationships among organizations participating in a federated network. Liberty Alliance will hold a public webcast to review the legal frameworks document on Wednesday, March 14, from 8-9 am US PT.

Liberty Alliance and Oracle Team to Advance Identity Governance Framework

Wednesday, February 07, 2007
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, and Oracle today announced that Oracle has submitted the Identity Governance Framework (IGF) royalty-free to Liberty Alliance. The IGF is an open standards-based initiative developed by Oracle to help organizations better govern and protect sensitive identity-related employee, customer and partner information as it flows across heterogeneous applications. Liberty Alliance will leverage its expert groups, diverse global membership and leadership in addressing the technology, business and privacy aspects of digital identity management to further develop the IGF specifications.

Liberty Alliance Announces openLiberty Project

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the openLiberty Project, a global initiative formed to provide resources and support to open source developers building identity-based applications. With today’s news, Liberty Alliance has launched openLiberty.org, a portal where developers can collaborate in the openLiberty Project and access tools and information for “jump starting” the development of more secure and privacy-respecting applications based on the widely deployed Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services standards.

Liberty Alliance Announces Products from CA, Entr'ouvert, Ericsson, HP, NTT, NTT Software and Symlabs Pass Interoperability Testing

Monday, January 15, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced that products from CA, Entr'ouvert, Ericsson, HP, NTT, NTT Software and Symlabs have passed Liberty Alliance testing. With today’s testing results, nearly 80 identity products and solutions from vendors around the world have now passed Liberty Alliance testing for SAML 2.0, Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services.

Liberty Alliance Announces New President, Officers and 2007 Focus Areas

Tuesday, January 09, 2007
– Liberty Alliance today announced officers on the Liberty Alliance Management Board for the 2007 calendar year. These positions are voted on by Liberty Alliance board members with elected officers serving one year terms. Roger Sullivan, vice president of Oracle Identity Management and vice president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board for the past two years, has been voted to lead Liberty as president in 2007.

Federation, Web Services, Open Source and Web 2.0 Converge in Redwood City January 22

Wednesday, December 20, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced “Liberty 2.0,” a free public event to be held on Monday, January 22 in Redwood City from 10am – 4:00pm at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood Shores. Liberty 2.0 brings together experts in federation, user-centric identity, Web services, SOAs, social networking, open source identity, OpenID and Web 2.0 applications to examine where current identity management solutions cross paths and the consumer and business benefits of industry-wide convergence of digital identity management initiatives.

Liberty Alliance Selects Drummond Group to Expand Interoperability Testing Program

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced that Drummond Group has been selected to expand and manage Liberty Alliance interoperability testing on a global basis. Drummond Group will provide Liberty Alliance with valuable new testing capabilities and global support services to further increase the breadth and scale of Liberty’s industry-leading interoperability program.

Liberty Alliance Expands Global Membership

Tuesday, December 05, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced new members representing a variety of industries and vertical market segments from around the world. Members join Liberty Alliance to have a voice in the development of standards and best practices for building and deploying non-proprietary and proven interoperable identity solutions users can trust for more secure and privacy respecting online transactions.

Liberty Alliance Announces "Open Source Identity for the Web 2.0 Era" Webcast November 29

Monday, November 27, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced the public webcast “Open Source Identity for the Web 2.0 Era” taking place on Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00am US PST. This event is open to anyone interested in learning about open source single sign-on identity systems and how the interoperability, privacy and security capabilities of SAML 2.0 can benefit many of today’s Web 2.0 applications.

Liberty Alliance Forms Digital Identity Management Group in Norway

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced the launch of a new special interest group formed to help facilitate the deployment of open and interoperable identity management solutions across industries in Norway. Members of the Liberty Alliance special interest group in Norway are working collaboratively to address the business, privacy and technology issues involved in developing successful federated identity management, service oriented architectures (SOAs) and Web services based on open standards and business guidelines from the Liberty Alliance.

Liberty Alliance Releases Final Version of ID-WSF 2.0 Web Services Standards

Wednesday, October 04, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced the release of the final version of ID-WSF 2.0, the industry’s most complete framework for building and managing privacy-respecting, secure and interoperable Web services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs).

New York State Education Agencies Recognized for Excellence in Digital Identity Management

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
– Liberty Alliance today announced that the EduTech deployment within the New York State education agencies has been awarded the 2006 IDDY (Identity Deployment of the Year) Award for excellence in digital identity management. Liberty Alliance presents the IDDY Award annually to recognize outstanding digital identity management deployments based on the proven interoperable and privacy-respecting Liberty Federation and Liberty Web services specifications.

Liberty Alliance Presents First Annual IDDY Awards for Excellence in Identity Management

Friday, September 15, 2006
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced that Deutsche Telekom AG (T-Com, Business Unit T-Online), EduTech and the UK Government have won the 2006 IDDY (Identity Deployment of the Year) Award. After reviewing nominations from organizations representing a variety of industries and vertical market segments, the IDDY judging panel made up of identity experts from around the world has selected these organizations as IDDY Award winners for delivering excellence in identity management today. A photo of the Liberty Alliance IDDY Award is available at http://www.projectliberty.org/about/iddyaward.php