Press Releases

Liberty Alliance Hosts Interoperability Event Showcasing Multiple Liberty-Enabled Products and Services Working Together

Tuesday, July 20, 2004
– Today, many major companies will showcase Liberty Alliance-enabled products working together, demonstrating how Liberty’s specifications help companies achieve interoperability in many different business cases including employee-to-enterprise, consumer-to-business and consumer- to-consumer applications. By demonstrating interoperability, companies offer buying assurances to end customers that their products truly interoperate out-of-the-box, which helps companies to more easily forge partnerships and deliver instant market credibility.

Liberty Alliance Expands Membership Base With Ten New Sponsor Members

Sunday, July 18, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance today announced that seven organizations have joined Liberty Alliance as sponsor members, including the world’s largest chip maker and the United States’ leader in providing political information to American businesses. Additionally, three current Liberty Alliance members have upgraded to become sponsor members.

Nine Companies Earn Liberty Alliance Interoperable Logo, Demonstrate Proven Interoperability

Tuesday, June 29, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance today announced products and services from nine companies have earned the Liberty Alliance Interoperable mark in the latest Liberty-sponsored conformance test. The Liberty Alliance continues to be the only organization to offer more than simple specification interoperability testing and officially validate Liberty implementations in products and services.

Liberty Alliance Outlines Framework to Support Federated Web Services

Sunday, May 23, 2004
– Liberty Alliance today released an overview of its Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF) and how it is adapted to general Web services development.

Digital Television Requires Digital Identity

Tuesday, April 13, 2004
– Today, two influential global standards bodies, the Liberty Alliance Project and TV-Anytime Forum, announced a joint initiative that could ultimately provide consumers with even more choice and control in broadcast programming. The initiative could also open new markets and lower costs for content holders, broadcasters, advertisers and equipment providers.

Liberty Alliance Members Demonstrate Identity-Based, Interoperable Web Services

Monday, March 22, 2004
– Liberty Alliance today announced the successful completion of two projects based on Liberty’s new Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF). Liberty’s Identity Web Services Framework, part of the organization’s Phase 2 specifications, is now being used as the underlying architecture for unique new identity-based services.

Liberty Alliance Collaborates with Six More Industry Bodies, Cementing Federated Identity’s Importance Across Industries

Thursday, March 18, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance today announced new relationships with six global alliances. Network Applications Consortium (NAC), Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), Open Security Exchange (OSE), PayCircle, SIMalliance and WLAN Smart Card consortium are working collaboratively with the Liberty Alliance, demonstrating that federated identity is a key enabler in everything from mobile payments and on-demand networking to integrating electronic and physical security systems.

Intel Joins the Liberty Alliance Project

Thursday, March 18, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced that Intel Corporation has joined the global consortium developing an open federated identity standard and business tools for implementing identity-based services, as both a sponsor member and participating company on the Alliance’s Management Board. As a Liberty Alliance member, Intel will continue its efforts towards the evolution of additional devices that can take advantage of Liberty Alliance compliant infrastructure and services.

Liberty Alliance Delivers Mobile Business Guidelines for Federated Identity Deployments

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance today released its second business guideline document, outlining near-term market opportunities and business requirements for federated identity in the mobile market. The document examines how mobile operators, equipment providers, content and service providers as well as vendors and users can take advantage of the growth and demand for mobile services, and in turn, how Liberty’s open standard can enable secure delivery of Web services.

Liberty Alliance White Paper Outlines Federated Identity’s Ability to Reduce Identity Theft

Monday, February 23, 2004
– The Liberty Alliance today announced the availability of a white paper calling out the growing problem of identity theft and detailing ways in which federated identity and Liberty’s open standard can reduce online identity theft, its frequency and its potential impact on consumers. The white paper, The Liberty Alliance Protocol and Identity Theft White paper, also presents deployment recommendations for federated identity as a means to further mitigate risks.

Nine Companies Successfully Pass First Liberty Alliance Conformance Test

Tuesday, December 09, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance Project today announced products and services from nine companies have successfully passed the first Liberty-sponsored conformance test.

Liberty Alliance Finalizes Phase 2 Specifications and Privacy Guidelines for Federated Identity

Wednesday, November 12, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance today announced approval and publication of its Phase 2 specifications which round out the existing Liberty Federation Framework and cement the foundation for the Liberty Identity Web Services Framework. The final Liberty Phase 2 specifications are now available for download to be used for Liberty-enabled product and service development.

Liberty Alliance Launches Certification Program for Liberty-Interoperable Products and Services

Wednesday, October 15, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance Project announced a new program today that will validate products and services, which have successfully implemented the Liberty Alliance standards for federated network identity. The new certification program will help vendors, integrators and implementers ensure interoperability between Liberty-enabled solutions.

Radicchio to Submit M-Commerce and Security Standards Work to the Liberty Alliance Project

Tuesday, October 14, 2003
– Radicchio Ltd. and the Liberty Alliance Project announced today that Radicchio, a cross-industry initiative for secure m-commerce, will contribute all its existing work in the area of mobile data services to the Liberty Alliance for further development. The move will provide the Liberty Alliance, an organization developing an open standard for federated network identity, further expertise in the mobile and European markets, as well as additional resources. It will also help speed development of a secure standard for authenticating and sharing identity-based data services across mobile networks around the globe.

Report Finds Liberty Alliance Standard Helps Financial Institutions Extend Trusted Relationships and Enable New Online Businesses

Wednesday, July 09, 2003
– The Liberty Alliance specifications for federated network identity are the subject of an independent report issued today by the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) examining how financial institutions can best make use of identity management and today’s leading open standards.