Government organizations across the globe have recognized the cost savings and productivity increases associated with Liberty standards. More importantly, they’ve also closely examined the privacy and security safeguards in the specifications, and found them to be powerful in the construction of their new initiatives. Below are some general resources that apply to this sector, as well as a table of known deployments.Other Liberty E-Government resources

Liberty Alliance Whitepaper: Benefits of Federated Identity to Government (PDF)

Liberty Alliance Privacy and Security Best Practices (PDF)

Austrian Government
Middle Eastern Country
Bibliotheque Nationale
Norwegian Government
Norwegian Ministry of Education (FEIDE)
Finland Board of Taxes
French Government
United States Government
Italie eService for Citizen, Driving License
Organization Description Technology Reach Resources
Austrian Citizen Card MAESTRO enables online banking with the Citizen card (see e-govt) Migrating to Liberty Federation 8 million Synergy IDABC Quarterly
Bibliotheque Nationale French National Library, account authorization SSO via Liberty Federation 20,000 accounts and 4,000 authorizations each day Presentation from Liberty Workshop in Paris – December of 2005
BIPAC Federation solution for managing political action committee donations and the dissemination of election information. Liberty Federation 500,000 LAP identities enabled by end of 2006 Presentation from Liberty Workshop in Chicago – July 2006
Finland Board of Taxes IDP for online tax payment and management of official documents Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services 2.6 Million participants; expanding as IDP to serve other areas Presentation from Liberty Workshop in Berlin – February 2006
French Government “Mon Service Public” portal. This portal will enable every French citizen to access different services through an identity federation system Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services 60 Million citizens Presentation from Liberty Workshop in Paris – December 2005

Presentation from Liberty Workshop – October 2004

Synergy IDABC Quarterly

Italie eService for Citizen, Driving License Online registration and fulfillment of drivers license renewals via generic portal with SSO to the driver’s license service provider portion. Liberty Federation All Italian citizens renewing drivers’ licenses http://europa.eu.int/idabc/en/document/1242/401
Middle Eastern Country Security and passport control between people crossing the border between two Middle Eastern countries Liberty Federation Several hundred thousand annually
Norwegian Government My Page portal for access of personal information accessible to all Norwegians with a digital certificate Upgrading to Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services 5 million authentications annually MyPage Norway.no
Norwegian Ministry of Education (FEIDE) Single sign on and security across all Norwegian educational institutions, including higher education, research and lower education. Interconnects with the citizen portal, MyPage, achieving secure SSO. Adopting Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services due to open standard and mandatory compliance testing requirements Go live summer 2006, reaching 53 higher education institutions; 4500 schools; 450 high schools. http://www.fsknet.dk/text/pdf/02_gnomis-2006-norge-status.pdf
RedIRIS Spain’s national academic and research network Liberty-enabling research across departments, researchers Liberty interoperable by mid-2006 250 institutions — all staff impacted
United States Government C2G and E2G Upgrading to Liberty Federation 50 Million US citizens enabled via banking credentials; 3 million federal employees enabled via smart ID cards Presentation from Liberty Workshop in Tokyo – October 2004
United States Government e-authentication, B2G and G2G Upgrading to Liberty Federation multiple deployments and projects in the works including NASA, USDA, and Department of Energy Presentation from Liberty Workshop in Tokyo – October 2004

Italics – The organization has asked to remain anonymous at this time, so we have named them only by industry type and described their sector in italics.

Liberty Federation = ID-FF 1.1, ID-FF 1.2 and SAML 2.0

Liberty Web Services = ID-WSF 1.0, ID-WSF 1.1 and ID-WSF 2.0


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