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The next big thing: User-centric identity

Monday, February 19, 2007
– Industry executives say user-centric federation is the next big thing in identity technology. User-centric federation aims to give individuals greater control of their digital identities. For example, a corporate user logging on to an employee Web portal with a password may not be aware that the system is transferring authentication data via federation to an outsourced travel services provider.

Health care’s hall pass: Red-hot federated and user-centric ID management schemes promise to authenticate people and paperwork in health care’s increasingly fragmented business world

Monday, February 19, 2007
– There’s only one thing people guard more closely than information about their money: information about their health. That’s why in health care, as in the financial world, identity management is the Holy Grail of health care administration. Identity management is the ability to authenticate links between people and their records, and it typically involves simple chores such as password management. Most identity management products provide features such as single sign-on, which grants access to multiple applications with one password. The alternative would be to assign users numerous passwords that they might forget or hide under their mouse pads.

Federated ID: How It Works

Monday, February 19, 2007
– Federated identity management lets individuals use the same authentication method — user ID and password, for example — to access resources housed in more than one entity. In this approach, a user is authenticated at one organization. Authentication data regarding that user is then transferred to the organization’s business partners, who rely on that data when granting access to applications. The data passed among partners for authentication purposes is called an assertion. Security Assertion Markup Language provides an Extensible Markup Language standard for exchanging assertions.

Oracle Submits IGF to Liberty Alliance

Tuesday, February 06, 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.

Oracle submits identity framework to Liberty Alliance

Monday, February 05, 2007
– Oracle has released a technology and policy blueprint for how organizations can exchange sensitive identity information among applications. Oracle has given the Identity Governance Framework (IGF) to the Liberty Alliance, a consortium that develops standards for Web-services applications, said Brett McDowell, Liberty's executive director. It was developed with support from vendors such as CA, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Novell.

openLiberty.org: Jumpstarting Open Source Identity?

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
– openLiberty.org: Jumpstarting Open Source Identity?
Posted on: 01/31/07

by Vance McCarthy
How big a role can Open Source play in helping developers build security and identity management solutions? Well, Liberty Alliance, a group of G1000 end users and vendors working on federated identity management and web services, wants to find out. The group has launched openLiberty.org, an online portal to offer tools and community support to devs using Open Source to build identity-based applications.

Liberty Alliance courts open-source projects

Monday, January 22, 2007
– The industry organization has created the "OpenLiberty Project" to provide tools and information for developing applications that use the Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services standards.

Liberty Alliance kicks off openLiberty project

Monday, January 22, 2007
– The Liberty Alliance today unveiled its openLiberty Project, a global initiative to offer resources and support to open source developers building identity-based applications.

OpenLiberty offers tools, libraries to build apps using Web services standards endorsed by Liberty Alliance

Monday, January 22, 2007
– A new portal has been launched to help developers who are building applications using identity management technology. The Web site, openLiberty.org, will have tools and open-source libraries that developers need for applications using federation and Web services standards endorsed by the Liberty Alliance and its openLiberty Project.

Portal aids development of identity-based apps

Monday, January 22, 2007
– OpenLiberty offers tools, libraries to build apps using Web services standards endorsed by Liberty Alliance

Seven pass latest Liberty Alliance conformance tests

Monday, January 15, 2007
– Seven companies' products passed the Liberty Alliance's latest round of conformance tests for interoperability of identify management services, the consortium announced Tuesday. Three companies, Hewlett-Packard, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) and Symlabs, successfully pitted their products against the final version of ID-WSF 2.0 (Identity Web Services Framework 2.0), the first time this specification has been tested.

Liberty Alliance Names New President, Plans Outreach Campaign

Thursday, January 11, 2007
– The Liberty Alliance elected a new president this week: Roger Sullivan, who served as the organization's vice president for the past two years and is vice president of identity management for Oracle. Sullivan succeeds George Goodman, an Intel executive who held the presidency position for two years. Catalyzed by Sun Microsystems five years ago, the Liberty Alliance is a consortium of IT vendors working together on standardizing identity authentication protocols throughout the industry.

Liberty Alliance elects new board members

Tuesday, January 09, 2007
– The head of Oracle's identity management efforts was named on Wednesday to head the management board for the Liberty Alliance, which focuses on identity management standards and architectures.

Re-writing the rules of online ID

Wednesday, January 03, 2007
– Organisations like the Liberty Alliance offer tools for managing online identity that can limit the information we share with other people and still prove who we are for the situations where assured identity is absolutely vital - like when dealing with a bank, or getting academic credit for an online course.

Identity Management and Protection: A Key Differentiator?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
– Traditionally an afterthought, stewardship of identity and personal data could be a competitive advantage in a converged, multi-services environment.