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Liberty Alliance Announces First Companies to Pass SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing 2005

Monday, August 15, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced that products from eight companies successfully completed testing at Liberty’s most recent interoperability conformance event. These organizations demonstrated interoperability of products and solutions that incorporate Liberty’s Identity Web Services (1.1) and SAML 2.0 OASIS Standard specifications. This event marks the first time Liberty has tested for SAML 2.0 interoperability.

Liberty Alliance Announces Formation of Messaging Service Interface Specifications Group

Sunday, June 19, 2005
– Liberty Alliance today announced the formation of a team focused on creating service interface specifications for content messaging, including both SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). This specification will be deployable based on Liberty’s Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF), and will offer more privacy-friendly content messaging for mobile device users and enhanced business opportunities for service providers.

Liberty Alliance Gathers Forces for All-out Attack on Identity Theft

Monday, June 13, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced the formation of a cross-organizational group focused exclusively on curbing misuse of identity information. The group is designed to serve as a hub for the global effort against identity theft, attacking these issues from multiple fronts in a collaborative, open and vendor-neutral environment. With leading technology vendors, government agencies and consumer-facing organizations among its members , the Liberty Alliance has the unique range of educational resources and technical expertise to effectively tackle identity theft’s complexity.

Liberty Alliance Awards Interoperable Certification to Eight Companies

Monday, May 30, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced that products from eight companies successfully completed certification testing at Liberty’s most recent conformance event. These organizations demonstrated interoperability of products and solutions that incorporate Liberty’s Identity Web Services (1.0 and 1.1) and Identity Federation Framework (1.1 and 1.2) specifications.

Liberty Alliance Extends Liberty Interoperable Testing Program to Include SAML 2.0 OASIS Standard

Sunday, April 17, 2005
– Liberty Alliance today announced that it will extend its interoperability testing program to include SAML 2.0, with its first testing event planned for July 2005. The Liberty Interoperable ä Logo Program has been offered by the Liberty Alliance since 2003, and 15 vendors with more than 30 products have successfully completed the program. Liberty Alliance is currently the only organization offering a quality assurance logo program for the interoperability of products implementing open standards for federation and single sign-on, as well as identity-based Web services.

Liberty Alliance Outlines Legal Framework for Circles of Trust to Comply with European Union Data Protection and Privacy Laws

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today released “Circles of Trust: The Implications of EU Data Protection and Privacy Law for Establishing a Legal Framework for Identity Federation”. The document is a must-read for any organization planning to establish or participate in a Circle of Trust in the EU and beyond. Written for business managers and legal advisers of companies wanting to employ a Liberty-enabled identity management system, the paper is a guide for a federation of organisations implementing the Liberty specifications under the rigorous requirements of European privacy law.

Liberty Alliance Releases Interface Specifications for Identity-based Web Services

Monday, April 11, 2005
– Liberty Alliance today announced the release of interface specifications that support presence, contact book and geo-location Web services. Deployable on Liberty’s Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF), these specifications offer new application functionality to enterprises and service providers, as well as privacy, personalization and security benefits to users.

Liberty Alliance Enjoys Increased Traction in the Mobile Marketplace

Sunday, February 13, 2005
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced strong support for its federated identity framework and identity-based Web services across the mobile marketplace at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes , France . To maintain this momentum, the consortium is also releasing its second Mobile Business Guidelines document to the mobile industry. The Mobile Business Guidelines document helps organisations that want to deploy a Liberty-enabled infrastructure better understand the significant business issues that span various Liberty implementation scenarios.

Liberty Alliance Releases Second Version of Web Services Framework Specifications

Wednesday, February 09, 2005
– Liberty Alliance today announced the public draft release of ID-WSF 2.0, a second-generation framework for identity-based Web services.

Liberty Alliance Project Responds to RFI from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Monday, January 17, 2005
– Liberty Alliance today announced that it had submitted a formal response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) Request for Information (RFI) on “Development and Adoption of a National Health Information Network”. The response was submitted on behalf of Liberty ’s 150-member base, and addresses possible methods by which widespread interoperability and health information exchange can be deployed and operated on a sustainable basis. Liberty also participated in a joint filing authored by 13 organizations, including the Markle Foundation, HIMSS, the AMIA, ANSI and a number of other organizations.

Liberty Alliance Project Announces New Board President

Tuesday, January 04, 2005
– Liberty Alliance today announced that George Goodman, director of Intel's Platform Virtualization Lab, has been elected as the new president for the Liberty Alliance Management Board. Goodman has served as a member of the Management Board since Intel joined the Liberty Alliance in March 2004.

Liberty Alliance Works to Reduce User’s Risk and Exposure to Identity Theft

Sunday, October 24, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced work is underway to understand the requirements to improve the methods by which users are identified, with the intent of reducing the risks and exposure to threats, including identity theft and phishing. Liberty members, representing a cross section of global and vertical experience, are working to define simple, strong, affordable alternatives to password authentication that could be universally beneficial in the banking, telecom, government and corporate identity markets.

Twelve Companies Earn Liberty Alliance Interoperable Logo at First Event to Test Identity Web Services Conformance

Sunday, October 24, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance today announced products and services from 12 companies have earned the Liberty Alliance Interoperable mark in the latest Liberty-sponsored conformance test – the first event to test against the Liberty Identity Web Services specification ID-WSF 1.0. The Liberty Alliance continues to be the only organization to offer more than simple specification interoperability testing and officially validate Liberty Federation and Identity Web Services implementations in products and services.

Liberty Alliance Continues Aggressive Growth; Expands Membership Base With Seven New Members

Sunday, October 17, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance today announced that seven organizations have joined Liberty Alliance, including leading identity management, application security, mobile and wireless security, telecommunications and research companies, as well as the world-leading digital imaging, design and document technology company. Three companies joined the Liberty Alliance at the sponsor level, one at the affiliate level, one at the associate level, and two previous members have re-joined at the associate level.

Liberty Alliance Solidifies Growth with New Executive Director

Sunday, October 17, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance today announced the appointment of Donal O’Shea as Executive Director. The Executive Director position has been created to focus on three areas: to ensure that Liberty’s purpose is clearly and widely communicated; to broaden Liberty’s global membership, and to increase end-user participation in the development of future specifications and business guidelines. O’Shea will be formally introduced as Executive Director this morning at a Liberty Alliance press conference to kick off the sponsor meeting in Tokyo.