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SAML 2.0 meets Web 2.0

Tuesday, November 28, 2006
– SAML 2.0, a protocol for federated single sign on, needs to lighten up for the Web 2.0 world of agile development, says Pat Patterson, federation architect at Sun Microsystems Inc. And that's where Sun's Project Lightbulb comes in.

Liberty Alliance Unveils ID-WSF 2.0 Web Services Standard Final

Sunday, October 08, 2006
– Liberty Alliance has rolled out the final version of ID-WSF 2.0, the framework for building and managing Web services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs).
The final release of ID-WSF 2.0 includes additional support for open industry standards to allow developers, enterprises and system integrators to build Web Services faster based on the interoperable Liberty Web Services standards.

Liberty Alliance Promises Security, Interoperability for SOA

Sunday, October 08, 2006
– Liberty Alliance 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 (SOA). The final release of ID-WSF 2.0 now includes additional support for open industry standards to allow developers, enterprises and system integrators to build successful Web services faster based on the widely deployed and proven interoperable Liberty Web Services standards. This release also includes Liberty People Service, a user-centric Web services protocol for managing a user's relationship network across social applications in a trusted, secure and privacy-respecting manner.

It's a Wrap: Liberty Finalizes Web Services Schema

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
– The road was long, but the journey could be worth it for the Internet community and the businesses that seek to make money from it. The Liberty Alliance, whose members include service providers like AOL and American Express, today released the final version of the Identity Web Services Framework 2.0.

UK Government Recognized for Excellence in Digital Identity Management

Sunday, September 17, 2006
– UK Government Recognized for Excellence in Digital Identity Management
Liberty Alliance has announced that the UK Government Authentication Gateway 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.

Gateway Wins a Prize

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
– The Government Gateway has picked up an award for its contribution to the cause of identity management. Global identity consortium Liberty Alliance, of which the UK government is a member, declared on 13 September 2006 that the Gateway had become the Identity Deployment of the Year (IDDY).

Government praised for federated identity management

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
– The UK government has won an award from the Liberty Alliance for its efforts in developing and rolling out federated identity management solutions. The Alliance, backed by leading financial services firms and major IT suppliers, promotes the development of open standards for federated identity management.

Alliance launches e-government group

Wednesday, August 16, 2006
– Liberty Alliance has launched a new e-government group to speed the deployment of open identity management solutions to governments and citizens worldwide. Chaired by Colin Wallis of the New Zealand government, the group currently includes representatives from Denmark, Finland, France, Korea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the U.S. as well as deployers and vendors. Their goal: to create a more trusted Internet for deploying and managing public sector identity solutions.

Kiwi chair for new eGovernment identity standards body

Wednesday, August 16, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance has launched a new eGovernment Group billed as "the only global identity group addressing the technology, business and policy aspects of identity management in the government sector" and has named Colin Wallis of the New Zealand Government's State Services Commission as its chair. The group also includes representation from government organisations from Denmark, Finland, France, Korea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, along with global and regional technology vendors and enterprises working in the government sector: ActivIdentity, The Boeing Company, Gemalto, NEC, Neustar, NTT and Sun Microsystems.

InfoWorld Article (Aug 17, 2006): E-government Group forms within Liberty Alliance

Wednesday, August 16, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance has formed an eGovernment Group to focus on business, technical and policy issues, with an emphasis on privacy and security issues. The countries represented so far are on the forefront of e-government projects, wrote Graham Titterington, Ovum analyst, in a research note. The announcement has commercial significance going beyond the public sector, he said.

Nominations open for Identity Deployment awards

Tuesday, August 08, 2006
– The IDDY awards were established to recognise the best ID management deployments and the value they bring to businesses, governments, citizens and consumers around the world.

Nominations sought for IDentity Deployment of the Year awards

Tuesday, August 08, 2006
– The 150-member strong, Liberty Alliance, is accepting nominations for its IDDY Awards that recognize outstanding progress in digital identity management. Nominations close August 21 and awards will be made on September 13 at the Digital Identity World conference in Santa Clara.

Liberty Alliance, Supported by Sun and Oracle, Launches SOA Web Services Program

Monday, May 29, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance Project, a consortium formed in September 2001 with a mission to develop open standards for federated identity, has announced a global Web services deployment program, a series of interactive workshops for developers and implementers of identity-enabled Web services. Designed to help organizations address the technical and business aspects of Web services, the first workshop will take place on June 12 from 8:30am – 1:00pm at the San Francisco Hilton and will feature Liberty members from Intel, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Neustar. Anyone interested in identity-enabled Web services is invited to attend this free event, organizers say.

Liberty eyes consumers with Web services project

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance plans to give its Web services framework a consumer-oriented bent, enabling federated social networking. A version of the new framework is set to be released for public review within a couple of weeks. It will be followed by a review period before a final version is set this fall.

Liberty Alliance Launches Web Services Deployment Program

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
– The Liberty Alliance Project announced its global Web services deployment program, a series of interactive workshops for developers and implementers of identity-enabled Web services. Designed to help organizations address the technical and business aspects of Web services, the first workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 12 at the San Francisco Hilton and will feature Liberty members from Intel, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Neustar. Anyone interested in identity-enabled Web services can attend this free event.