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Online Service Providers have recognized an opportunity to realize tremendous new business opportunities through implementing Liberty standards in their products and offerings. The standards have given them a new—more secure and more private—means of interacting with their partners and delivering new services to their customers. This is definitely one of the hottest spaces to watch in terms of exploding new business developments.

In the chart below, please note that "Liberty Federation" is used to indicate any of the standards in the Liberty Federation family of specs (ID-FF 1.x, 2.0 and SAML 2.0).

Organization Description Technology Reach
AOL Working with SAML 2.0 to provide a simple federation profile for partners. This allows users to federate an account at a partner to an account at AOL so that SSO is enabled from the partner to AOL or vise-versa. Liberty Federation
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AOL Services based on Liberty specifications allow third-party applications to easily access and interact with AOL’s online services. For example, D-LINK used the Liberty specifications to extend access to AOL’s Internet broadcasting service, Radio@AOL, beyond the computer and into any room with a TV or stereo. Liberty Web Services Services 24 Million members
Resources:
•  AOL_Use_Case_Study.pdf 101.34 kB
Bluewin Implemented Liberty Federation to simplify single sign-on and eliminate the need for users to input multiple pieces of information in order to enter password protected sites, as well as enhance security and improve access to third-party services. Liberty Federation 2 Million customers, largest Internet service provider in Switzerland
Resources:
•  bluewin_casestudy_web.pdf 428.00 kB
Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Com, Business Unit T-Online Net-ID Card (Netzausweis), based on Liberty specifications, for a simplified usage of the Internet. Provides unique login credentials to allow for a growing number of different services and content. Netzausweis is a complete package--not only about login (authentication), but also including a number of value added services (data vault, age verification, etc). Liberty Federation 13.82 million registered customers
Resources:
•  T-Com-CaseStudy.pdf 466.63 kB
Earthlink e-wallet application Liberty Federation 5 million customers
NTT Communications Offering Single Sign On "MasterID" to Japanese subscribers Liberty Federation More than 4 Million customers
Resources:
•  SASSO-webcast-post.pdf 532.62 kB
OmniBranch Canada - IDP Liberty Federation
TypeKey TypeKey is an open access, free identity service developed by Six Apart, Inc., originally for use with their Movable Type software. The TypeKey Bridge is available as an option in the UK Federation WAYF, and allows TypeKey identities to be translated into SAML attributes for consumption by UK Federation service providers. Supports SAML 2.0
Wanadoo Federated micro-payment service for French online subscribers (Orange). Liberty Federation 10 Million subscribers
Resources:
•  OrangeLiberty.pdf 306.41 kB

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