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Best practices, effective business guidelines and a thorough technical understanding are core to the values of Liberty Alliance. We know that the identity challenge is both technical, business, and policy oriented. Defining and understanding these ever changing elements of identity is where a lot of our member work is focused.

Additionally, many member companies have also written whitepapers.

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Liberty ID-SIS Presence Service Implementation Guidelines - 6/2005

This document provides implementation guidelines supplemental to the Liberty ID-SIS Presence Service specification.

Liberty ID-SIS Geolocation Service Implementation Guidelines - 3/2005

This document provides implementation guidelines supplemental to the Liberty ID-SIS Geolocation Service specification.

Tier 2 Business Guidelines: 401K Scenario - 6/2004

This whitepaper focuses on one specific Liberty Alliance-enabled application area: 401K servicing, provisioning, and support. As a tier 2 document, this paper moves beyond a basic discussion of what Liberty does and how it operates into actual business issues and models with regards to the 401K scenarios.

Liberty ID-WSF: A Web Services Framework (PDF) - 4/2004

This document provides and overview of the Liberty approach to Web Services.

Tier 2 Business Guidelines: Mobile Deployments - 3/2004

For the reader active in the mobile business market, this document provides generic guidance and information sources – legislation and articles – for examining the broad federated-identity business issues within the mobile-services industry, as generally identified by the Alliance.

Liberty Alliance Whitepaper: Benefits of Federated Identity to Government (PDF) - 2/2004

Provides an overview of the Liberty Alliance Benefits of Federated Identity to Government.

Liberty Alliance Whitepaper on Liberty Protocol and Identity Theft (PDF) - 1/2004

Provides an overview of the Liberty Alliance protocol regarding identity theft.

Liberty Alliance Privacy and Security Best Practices - 10/2003

Highlights certain national privacy laws, fair information practices, and implementation guidance for organizations using the Liberty Alliance specifications. A French translation of this document is also available.

Privacy Preference Expression Languages Whitepaper (PDF) - 10/2003

Gives a high-level example of how privacy preferences can be handled using a multileveled policy approach in the communication between a service provider and Web services provider.

Liberty Alliance & WS-Federation: A Comparative Overview - 9/2003

Provides a brief overview of the Liberty Alliance's federated network identity management architecture.

Liberty ID-SIS Personal Profile Guidelines - 8/2003

The Liberty ID-SIS Personal Profile Guidelines provides implementation guidelines supplemental to the Liberty ID-SIS Personal Profile(ID-SIS-PP).

Business Guidelines: Raising the Business Requirements for Wide Scale Identity Federation - 6/2003

The emerging concept of federation also raises some very real business issues that must be considered by any company implementing a federated identity solution, such as the Liberty Alliance specifications. The purpose of this document is to identify the general business considerations that must be addressed by any organization exchanging identity information beyond company boundaries in today’s complex federated identity environment.

Business Benefits of Federated Identity - 3/2003

Serves business audiences and technology strategists who want a foundational understanding of identity, and a high-level overview that contrasts the Liberty Alliance specifications and the proposed WS-Federation draft technology.

Liberty Alliance Identity Architecture - 2/2003

This paper provides a brief overview of the Liberty Alliance's federated network identity management architecture.

Identity Systems and Liberty Specification Version 1.1 Interoperability - 1/2003

This whitepaper seeks to address some of the emerging identity management technical approaches and how the latest version of Liberty Alliance Project specifications can coexist with these other technical approaches.