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Internet Society Joins Liberty Alliance Board

Friday, February 27, 2009
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity community working to build a more trustworthy Internet for businesses, governments and people, today announced that the Internet Society (ISOC) has become a member of the Liberty Alliance Management Board. ISOC joins 2009 Liberty Alliance board members from AOL, BT, CA, Fidelity Investments, Intel, Novell, NTT, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. The management board is responsible for driving the strategic direction of Liberty Alliance on a global basis.

Federated Provisioning Could Exist

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
– The Identity Governance Framework (IGF) was launched just over 2 years ago by Oracle, and was turned over to the Liberty Alliance in 2007. The basic work has been done, all that remains is adoption – and use – by identity providers and application/service vendors.

An ID for all domains

Monday, February 23, 2009
– Several organizations — such as the Liberty Alliance, an industry group dedicated to developing open standards and best practices for identity management, and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) — are working to establish standards to make such data transfers easier.

Liberty Alliance Tackles Identity, Web 2.0 Challenges

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
– Liberty Alliance has established a new effort to help telecom operators identify and overcome technology and policy challenges relative to wide scale, identity-enabled enterprise and Web 2.0 applications and services.

Telecom group to develop privacy best practices

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
– The Liberty Alliance Telecom Special Interest Group has been established to develop best practices for managing identity information and identity-enabled transactions and services in the global telecommunications sector and service provider industries to create interoperable, secure and privacy-respecting identity-enabled telecom applications.

Liberty Alliance Launches Telecom Special Interest Group

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity community working to build a more trustworthy Internet for businesses, governments and people, today announced the launch of the public Liberty Alliance Telecom Special Interest Group (SIG). The group has been formed by representatives from Ericsson, NEC, NeuStar, Orange, Symlabs and TeliaSonera and is the tenth Liberty Alliance special interest group open to both Liberty Alliance members and non-members. The goal of the SIG is to develop best practices for managing identity-information and identity-enabled transactions and services in the global telecom sectors.

Liberty Alliance Adds SIG

Friday, October 17, 2008
– Liberty Alliance today announced the launch of the public Liberty Alliance Human Resources and Education Special Interest Group (SIG). The goal of the group is to foster interoperability, security and user privacy across online identity-enabled solutions in the global education and human resources sectors.

Aetna's provider portal gets kudos for ID security

Thursday, October 02, 2008
– Liberty Alliance has recognized Aetna’s provider portal for its deployment of secure identity-based applications for the proper authentication of clinicians and staff accessing healthcare data.

New Vendors Pass Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing

Friday, September 26, 2008
– Liberty Alliance, a global standards organization, initiated to enable open identity standards, business and deployment guidelines and best practices for managing privacy, has announced that, Identity products from CA; NTT Software; Ping Identity; RSA, The Security Division of EMC; and Ubisecure have all passed their Liberty Alliance SAML 2.0 interoperability testing.

Making customers more revealing

Monday, September 15, 2008
– When the UK market research company CCB FastMap asked consumers which method they most wanted companies to use when communicating with them – e-mail, phone, letter and so on – 63 per cent ticked the box that said “Not at all”. Even where consumers have an existing relationship with a company, 23 per cent prefer not to have marketing communications from it. The rate rises above 50 per cent for some large utilities and banks.

CA Joins Liberty Alliance Management Board

Monday, September 15, 2008
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity community working to build a more trustworthy Internet for businesses, governments and people worldwide, today announced that CA has become a member of the Liberty Alliance Management Board. CA joins Liberty Alliance board members from AOL, BT, France Telecom, Intel, Novell, NTT, Oracle and Sun Microsystems to help drive the strategic direction of Liberty Alliance on a global basis.

Winners of Digital ID World's IDDY Awards

Monday, September 08, 2008
– This week I'm at Digital ID World which means I get to chat with folks I haven't seen in a while but it also means it's officially awards season. In a session worthy of the Daytime Emmys, the Liberty Alliance once again passed out its awards to "…identity-based applications built using Liberty Federation (including SAML 2.0), Liberty Web Services, Liberty People Service and Liberty Advanced Client specifications." Yes, it's time once again for the IDDY Awards!

Liberty Releases Guidelines for Data Management, Handling

Monday, June 23, 2008
– The Liberty Alliance has released the first versions of two key frameworks for how businesses can share and protect sensitive data in their networks.

Liberty Alliance issues guidelines for standardized identity assurance, privacy controls

Monday, June 23, 2008
– The Liberty Alliance today released the first versions of two key specifications aimed at taking some of the work and doubt out of federated identity schemes.

Holy grail of IDs

Sunday, June 01, 2008
– It's not too far-fetched to call a federated identity management system the holy grail of authentication and access control. In its ideal form, it is intended to allow an end-user to login once – so-called single sign-on (SSO) – then access a multitude of resources, not just the servers and applications within an organization's perimeter, but those located outside the firewall, as well.