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Open Source Enterprise-Grade ArisID Focus of December 11 OpenLiberty.org Webcast

Event Reviews Benefits of Declarative Identity Systems Using the Open Source Multi-Protocol ArisID

Thursday, December 04, 2008

OpenLiberty.org, the global open source community working to provide developers with resources and support for building interoperable identity-enabled services for enterprises and people, today announced the webcast Leveraging the Open Source ArisID to Build Declarative Identity-Enabled Enterprise Applications taking place at 8:00am US PT (5:00PM CET) on Thursday, December 11. The public event will provide developers with an overview of the multi-protocol ArisID API, the first open source software implementing Liberty Identity Governance Framework (IGF) components.

The session will demonstrate how ArisID allows developers to build declarative identity-enabled enterprise applications based on IGF privacy and security policies. The declarative approach to identity management defines what personally identifiable information (PII), such as a birth date or social security number, can be used by enterprise applications to perform online identity-enabled transactions.

ArisID is being developed by the Aristotle Project within OpenLiberty.org. The community is working to develop a single open source API for existing identity technologies such as SQL databases and LDAP Directories, and federation protocols such as SAML 2.0, Liberty Identity Web Services (ID-WSF), OpenID and WS-Trust, as well as multiple ArisID identity information providers. This will allow developers to access, update, and use identity data from across the extended enterprise using any identity protocol when building identity-enabled applications.

According to Steven Polaski, senior director of information technology and chief architect, Qualcomm, “We view uptake of Liberty's IGF and availability of open reference implementations as necessary steps to reduce the expense and complexity of ‘identity wiring’ applications to identity services and enterprise policy.”

 

About ArisID and the December 11 Webcast

ArisID is being developed under the philosophy that storage of identity information in a single repository will not meet the needs of all applications. There may be multiple valid sources of identity information that must be accessed by one or many identity service protocols. Hosted by Phil Hunt, Aristotle Project lead, Java developers and members of the open source community attending the webcast will understand how to create a single declarative application that leverages all identity sources. This simplifies the development process, increases flexibility and allows enterprises to evaluate the use of identity information for both privacy and network service requirements. Registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/62g8gr