The dynamic, problem-solving nature of a consortium like Liberty Alliance lends itself to allow for strategic focus on current and emerging issues in identity. Our structure consists of several Expert Groups who focus on very clearly defined work areas, producing output for public consumption ranging from technical specifications to whitepapers to policy guidelines. We also have Special Interest Groups, several of which are public, which bring together various members with common interests across well defined vertical and horizontal issues, including health identity management, e-Government, identity assurance, identity theft and identity issues in Japan, among others. These Groups meet together regularly to analyze trends, review issues and problem solve together. It is through these dynamic meetings and collaborative activities that many new ideas and borne, issues addressed and alliances formed. The cross-section of experts in technology, business and policy infused with these global perspectives that understand different regulatory environments and geographic issues allows for some very interesting discussions and productive insights.
This cross-section of members has driven many issues that are of great interest to our membership—issues that change and evolve depending on the current environment. In most of these cases, we haven’t finished the dialogue on the topic.
Use this portion of the website to learn about several initiatives of import to us, ranging from technical to business to policy, and study available resources in each of these areas.
The Liberty Alliance has gained wide acceptance across many industries from around the globe. This acceptance is particularly well represented in the mobile space, where Liberty is recognized as the de facto standard for identity services.
The Identity Assurance Expert Group (IAEG) is driving the work within Liberty Alliance of fostering the adoption of identity assurance services. To advance this goal, the IAEG provides a forum for identifying and resolving the market acceptance and commercial obstacles to broad deployment and adoption of identity assurance services. The first step has been development of a global standard Framework (see below), which defines support programs needed for validating trusted identity assurance service providers in a way that scales, empowers business processes and benefits individual users of identity assurance services. The Framework will be the basis upon which identity assurance providers and their services can be certified as compliant to common policies, business rules and baseline commercial terms; avoiding redundant compliance efforts and market confusion about the substance of identity assurance value delivered.