Press Releases

Liberty Alliance Releases Business Requirements And Guidelines for Wide Scale Identity Federation

Tuesday, July 08, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance Project today demonstrated why network identity is more than a technology problem. At this week’s Burton Catalyst Conference, the Liberty Alliance published a foundational document outlining business requirements necessary for the wide scale deployment of federated network identity. This document is the first in a series of documents the Alliance is developing to offer global businesses guidance they need to deploy federated identity beyond company walls.

Liberty Alliance Hosts First Public Event Showcasing Array of Liberty-Enabled Products and Services Working Together

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
– Today for the first time many major companies will showcase Liberty Alliance-enabled products working together, making it easier for businesses to solve critical IT challenges associated with identity management and offer innovative new web services to customers, partners and employees.

Liberty Alliance Releases New Specifications, Privacy and Security Guidelines to Drive Development of Identity-Based Web Services

Tuesday, April 15, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance today unveiled drafts of its highly anticipated Phase 2 specifications - an important step in creating a commonly accepted and more trusted way of building and managing identity-based Web services.

Liberty Alliance Contributes Phase 1 Network Identity Specifications to OASIS for Consideration in SAML 2.0

Friday, April 11, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance Project and OASIS today announced that the Liberty Alliance has contributed its version 1.1 federated network identity specifications to OASIS. The OASIS Security Services Technical Committee requested Liberty's contribution to permit possible incorporation of Liberty version 1.1 specification features in future versions of the OASIS Open Standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

Liberty Alliance Project Completes Federated Network Identity Architecture

Tuesday, March 11, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance today released details outlining the Liberty Alliance Federated Network Identity Architecture, a complete infrastructure that the Alliance expects will resolve many of the technology issues currently hindering deployment of identity-based web services.

GSA and the Department of Defense Join the Liberty Alliance Project

Wednesday, March 05, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance Project announced today that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) have joined the Liberty Alliance in its pursuit to develop open and interoperable standards for electronically managing identity information.

Liberty Alliance Releases Final 1.1 Specifications on Schedule

Wednesday, January 15, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance Project today ratified the final version of its 1.1 specifications, on schedule according to goals the Alliance set in Q4 of last year. In November, the Liberty Alliance publicly posted a draft of the 1.1 specifications, welcoming Alliance members and non-members to review the specifications and provide feedback. The final version released today incorporates feedback received during the review period.

Liberty Alliance Reports Majority of Sponsor Members Polled Plan to Implement Liberty Specifications in 2003, Adoption Plans Span Industries

Tuesday, January 07, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance Project today reported that a majority of founder- and sponsor-level members polled said they plan to implement the Liberty version 1.1 specifications within the year. The Liberty Alliance also today announced 22 new members, bringing the total Alliance membership base to 150 organizations.

Liberty Alliance Reaffirms Focus on All Platforms

Wednesday, December 04, 2002
– The Liberty Alliance would like to clarify and correct some misperceptions circulating among the media, resulting from an inaccurate article appearing in eWeek's December 2 issue, which reported that the Alliance is conceding defeat to Passport.

Liberty Alliance Releases Version 1.1 Specification Draft for Public Review

Tuesday, November 19, 2002
– The Liberty Alliance Project today released for public review a draft of the version 1.1 specifications, a maintenance update to the version 1.0 specifications released in July. Version 1.1 includes editorial changes that clarify the version 1.0 specifications, as well as fixes and minor enhancements. The update is the result of feedback that the Liberty Alliance has received from members and non-members during the last three months. The version 1.1 document is the first to be issued by the Liberty Alliance for public input, prior to final approval.

Liberty Alliance Receives First Ever Identity Award at Digital ID World

Friday, October 11, 2002
– The Liberty Alliance Project was recently honored at Digital ID World 2002 with the first ever Digital Id World Award- "Balancing Innovation and Reality". The award recognizes the contributions the Alliance has made to the development of the digital identity space and highlights the Alliance's recently released version 1.0 specifications.

Liberty Alliance Project Announces New Management Board President and New Members

Tuesday, September 24, 2002
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced that Michael Barrett, vice president for Internet strategy at American Express, has been elected the new president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board. Barrett previously served as vice president on the Liberty Management Board.

Liberty Alliance Project To Announce New Management Board President

Friday, September 06, 2002
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced that Eric Dean, CIO of United Airlines, is stepping down as president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board. Michael Barrett, vice president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board and vice president of Internet strategy for American Express Corporation, will chair the Management Board until a new president is elected. The Liberty Alliance will continue its work to develop open specifications for federated network identity, and reaffirmed it is on track to deliver its next set of specifications in the first quarter of 2003.


Wednesday, August 28, 2002
– Liberty Alliance today announced that 30 additional organizations have joined in the consortium's effort to develop open and interoperable specifications for federated network identity. Liberty Alliance's growing member base now represents more than 95 for-profit, not-for-profit, and government organizations from around the globe.

Industry Leaders Release Details Of Anticipated Liberty Alliance-Enabled Products

Monday, July 15, 2002
– Today and throughout this week, numerous member companies within the Liberty Alliance Project will announce plans and expected availability for Liberty-enabled products and services. These announcements will be made in conjunction with today's public availability of the Liberty Alliance version 1.0 specifications, the first phase of the Alliance's open, federated network identity solution. The first Liberty-enabled products are expected by the end of 2002.