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.

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).

Liberty eGovernment resources:

Liberty Alliance Whitepaper: Benefits of Federated Identity to Government

Privacy and Security Best Practices

eGovernment Adoption World Map

Organization Description Technology Reach
Australia: Victorian Business Master Key (VBMK), a Victorian state government project managed by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development Federated single sign-on (SSO) for businesses and citizens deploying Entrust GetAccess. The SSO capability will help allow new businesses to leverage the services of multiple government departments in registering their business via a single login event. Liberty Federation Currently VBMK receives 65,000 new business registrations each year. When the new system is deployed, VBMK hopes to drive 50 percent of users to online processes.

•  Australian VBMK Project release >
Australian Department of Human Services (DHS) This new umbrella agency supports numerous preexisting large agencies (child support, medical care, crisis support). This application focuses on online citizen authentication. Liberty Federation
Austrian Citizen Card MAESTRO enables online banking with the Citizen card Migrating to Liberty Federation 8 Million

•  Synergy IDABC Quarterly >
Belgium e-services for citizens and employers A Liberty Alliance-compliant solutions implementing parts of the specifications and SAML 1.0, currently analyzing SAML 2.0 for next steps. 10 million citizens

•  Belgium >
Belgium (Second Deployment) SSO project, SAML-CRI, a reference implementation for various agencies in the Belgian Federal government Uses open source SAML library

•  Belgium #2 >
Bibliotheque Nationale French National Library, account authorization SSO via Liberty Federation 20,000 accounts and 4,000 authorizations each day

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

•  BIPAC_Sun_Case_Study_DC.pdf 778.10 kB
•  bipac_casestudy.pdf 272.35 kB
British Columbia, Canada BC is launching a virtual identity card for citizens to have more control of their personal information and how they make it available to the government for different services. Project is based on SAML 2.0

•  British Columbia Intergovworld >
China Intellectual Property Net China Intellectual Propery Net is a government organization. In order to enhance the management of enormous amount of data in the agency, TRS was hired to improve simplify identity verification (SSO), access and data management. TRS IDS supports SAML 2.0

•  China Intellectual Property Net >
China: National Development and Reform Commission This organization is in charge of technology development for Mainland China . They are deploying TRS IDS, an identity management technology for single sign-on and user/access management. TRS IDS supports SAML 2.0

•  China: National Development and Reform Commission 2 >
•  China: National Development and Reform Commission >
China’s Digital Government The National Standards and Control Commission issued a report that SAML 2.0 must be supported in e-government projects.

•  China’s Digital Government >
City of Pierrefitte e-services for citizens Technology: Lasso, Authentic and Larpe (based on the Liberty specifications)

•  Pierrefitte >
City of SchenZhen, China SheZhen City Government hired TRS to upgrade its Web site to have a better online system to serve ShenZhen citizens. They deployed TRS IDS for user Account Management, Authorization and Access Restriction, SSO, and Unified Identity Verification. TRS IDS supports SAML 2.0

•  City of SchenZhen, China >
City of Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy e-services for citizens Lasso, Authentic and Larpe (based on the Liberty specifications)

•  Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy >
Dafolo Denmark-based Dafolo develops a wide range of public sector forms-based solutions they also offer as a hosted solution. supports SAML 2.0
Denmark SSO, federated services in the public sector Liberty Federation 3 million citizens

•  Denmark SAML >
•  Federation_eGov_Denmark.pdf 349.21 kB
Dutch Public Libraries All Dutch public libraries use A-Select. Primary and higher educational institutions will also join the A-Select federation. Upcoming pilot will use SAML 2.0
Estonia E-ID Card

•  Estonia E-ID Card >
ETRI – Integrated ID Managagment Service Adapted to the national service from MOGAHA (Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs) in Korea, this service is called ‘Integrated ID Management Service’. Liberty Federation In 2007, it will provide the service to the 300 organizations such as the central government agencies and the local self-governing groups. In 2008, it will provides the service to the 13,000 organizations such as the educational organization and other government agencies. In 2009, it will provide the service to the public organizations which want to adapt this service.

FederID The FederID project provides an open source IDM solution and Identity Federation for the French National Agency of Research Liberty specifications

•  FederID >
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

•  Finland_casestudyFINAL.pdf 449.00 kB
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

•  Tokyo_2004_ADAE.pdf 184.08 kB
•  Synergy IDABC Quarterly >
•  old_liberty_site.pdf 113.73 kB
Germany (Federal Government Employee Application) A project in the works for the introduction of identity management (provisioning, federation etc.) for the support of centralized services for the federal government’s employees. SAML 2.0 will be a central technique in this project.
Germany’s “Citizen Portal” Focuses on the establishment of “safe and reliable electronic adresses for citizens via certification schemas in cooperation with private partners. The access to these adresses and the exchange of identity information between the various actors shall be secured via estsblished standards. SAML 2.0 plays a major role. Liberty Alliance is being considered for further development.
GUIDE (Creating a European Identity Management Architecture for E-Government) GUIDE is creating an open architecture for Pan-European e-government electronic identity interoperability for cross border transactions and activities. Liberty Identity Web Services (ID-WSF) for discovery and Liberty Federation for identification is proposed 23 organizations across 13 countries are involved

•  GUIDE OASIS presentation link >
Iceland Using SAML 2.0 in their authentication projects.
Ireland Reach is an agency established by the Government of Ireland to develop a strategy for the integration of public services and to develop and implement the framework for electronic government. Reach Agency is monitoring the development of the SAML standards closely. They developed a proof of concept and are further developing thinking on how to offer federated identity validation service based on SAML 2.0.
Italian Ministry of Transportation Motorist Portal Provides services such as online payment of vehicle registration fees and traffic tickets. The Motorist Portal acts as a SAML identity provider, with Sun Java System Access Manager authenticating users and providing single sign-on to Poste Italiene’s (postal service) service provider. Identities are being federated between the two organizations. 40 million drivers

•  Italian Ministry of Transport blog link >
•  Sun TV Italian Ministry of Transport >
Massachusetts E-services for citizens and agencies Currently working with SAML 1.1. SAML v. 2.0 is part of the State’s migration strategy. Six million plus citizens
Middle Eastern Country Security and passport control between people crossing the border between two Middle Eastern countries Liberty Federation Several hundred thousand annually
Netherlands DigiD (Digital Identity for Citizens) DigiD is migrating to SAML 2.0 and WS-Fed in 2007. Sixteen million Dutch citizens
Netherlands A-Select The A-Select Authentication System (in short A-Select) is an innovative system for authentication of users in a Web environment. A-Select is a framework where users can be authenticated by several means with Authentication Service Providers (AuthSP’s). Moving to SAML 2.0 Millions of citizens

•  a-Select >
New Jersey Enterprise Identity and Access Management infrastructure to provide a broader array of authentication and access control services. The State’s Internet Portal provides an identity-enabled array of services. Liberty Identity Web Services Framework The Portal currently supports more than one hundred thousand registered members across a diverse range of communities – general public, State employees, New Jersey businesses, and local government employees and officials. The State is implementing a pensions and benefits self-service feature through the Portal for up to one-half million members state-wide including State and local government employees, teachers, police and firemen.

•  New Jersey >
New York State State-wide IT architecture and standards deployment, federated multi-agency identity and access management. Liberty Federation Three agency POCs over summer 2006, statewide rollout 2007

•  New York State CIO >
New Zealand Government The All-of-government Authentication Program helps New Zealand citizens more conveniently and securely authenticate themselves when transacting with government agencies. Liberty Federation has become the basis for New Zealand’s Security Assertion Messaging Standard projected impact: approximately 4 million citizens (population of New Zealand)

•  New Zealand press release >
Norwegian Government My Page portal for access of personal information accessible to all Norwegians with a digital certificate
Ministry of Government Administration and Reform
Norwegian Ministry of Education (FEIDE)
Directorate of Public Roads
The Research Council of Norway
The National Library
Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry (Brønnøysund Register Centre)
Upgrading to Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services 5 million authentications annually

•  myPage_norway.pdf 431.92 kB
•  Fidelity–17102006.pdf 1.26 MB
•  Feide.pdf 402.28 kB
•  Liberty-Fulup.pdf 811.53 kB
Orange County, California (Local Government) SSO solution for employees and contractors SAML 2.0
Portugal Citizen and agency e-government services Multiple federations using the Liberty Alliance specifications

•  Portugal >
Saudi Arabia Citizen centric e-government services, secure SSO

•  Saudi Arabia >
Spanish E-ID card National identity card, issued to all Spanish citizens SAML and Liberty token processing 38 million cards issued

•  Spanish eID Card >
SPC Cooperation (Italy) SPC cooperation is a CNIPA project that creates a dialogue between the information systems of the Italian public administration. CNIPA is responsible for keeping and synthesizing information from the public administration for lobbying purposes and for helping to create laws regarding the information sector.

•  SPC Cooperation >
State of California SOA services-based enterprise architecture and portal to make online services more accessible to citizens and business partners. Implementing the Liberty notions of identity providers, attribute providers, single sign-on, all based on SAML 2.0. Eventually up to 40 million users could be impacted

•  State of CA >
State of Pennsylvania Shared infrastructure services in place today, moving to building consumer-centric services through 2009 Deploying SAML 2.0 12.3 million citizens, 45 agencies, boards and commissions

•  State of PA >
Sunderland City Council (UK) Delivering services to English citizens via smart cards designed with maximum security and privacy protection. The cards support electronic ticketing, user-related information and store value functions. Liberty Federation 8,500 student issued Java cards at University of Sunderland, 80,000 users in Java card prototypes to be expanded to 2.7 million citizens throughout North East England

•  sunderland_gov.pdf 17.36 MB
Sweden Stockholm Portal SAML 2.0

•  Stockholm Portal >
Turkey Citizen and agency e-services SAML 2.0 in migration plan
UK Government Cabinet Office The UK Government Gateway Authentication Service leverages federation to secure the electronic delivery of government services to citizens across the UK, enable authentication and single sign-on in support of a “joined up government” and to break down technical silos that had previously been hindering a transition to eGovernment. Liberty Federation 8 Million

•  UK-CaseStudy.pdf 537.72 kB
•  IDDY- UK Cabinet.pdf 849.30 kB
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

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

Universal Postal Union (agency of the United Nations, supporting 191 countries) Electronic Postmark (EPM) interface Supports Liberty Alliance Authentication Context

•  Universal Postal Union >
USDA Cyberstrom has worked with the USDA, using CA SiteMinder, to integrate Smartcard-based Credentials into Existing Applications based on HSPD-12 requirements USDA is currently upgrading and modularizing the existing authentication to provide a SAML 2.0 layer between two discrete hemispheres, Allowing eAuth to interact with 1:M CSPs simultaneously and providing enterprise single sign-on integration through Active Directory Federation Services. (see page 31 of presentation) Currently supports 96K employees and 156K customers

•  USDA uses CA >


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