In The News

Do Not Ask Your Customers for Their Social Security Numbers

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
– Rather than a Social Security number, vendors need to develop a universal identification system, such as the Liberty Alliance’s federated movement, one that all companies can access.

EAP and Liberty Alliance form new global expert group to drive trusted federations and identity assurance internationally

Monday, September 10, 2007
– Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced it has formed a new expert group to deliver the Liberty Trust Framework, an organizational framework designed to fill industry requirements for standardized identity assurance criteria for use in a broad range of federation scenarios. Liberty’s Identity Assurance Expert Group (IAEG) was established by the recent merge of the Electronic Authentication Partnership (EAP) into Liberty Alliance, and consists of representatives from the worldwide financial services, government, healthcare and service provider sectors working collaboratively to release the Liberty Trust Framework for public review and input later this year.

Liberty Alliance Forms New Expert Group to Deliver the Liberty Trust Framework

Monday, September 10, 2007
– “With the technologies for wide-scale federation in place, the Liberty Trust Framework provides the necessary business structure that will allow organizations of all sizes and in every market sector to better manage and protect identity information across all identity federations,” said Roger Sullivan, president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board and vice president of Oracle Identity Management, as Liberty Trust Alliance today announced it has formed a new expert group to deliver the Liberty Trust Framework.

Getting social networking sites to socialize

Sunday, August 12, 2007
– Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace have become part of the daily routine for millions of Internet users who connect with friends, share photos and reach out to other people with similar interests. The popularity of social networks has resulted in an unfortunate by-product, however – the mushrooming number of requests that come from dozens of these sites.

Identity Governance Framework sprints to the finish line

Sunday, July 29, 2007
– Setting a pace that the IETF and other slow-moving standards bodies could envy, the Liberty Alliance announced last week the completion of market requirements document (MRD) for the Identity Governance Framework (IGF). It also announced that development of technical specifications to meet use case requirements is now occurring both within Liberty's Technology Expert Group (TEG) and at <> (home of open source tools to further the use of Liberty protocols).

Online ID Management Project Progresses

Sunday, July 29, 2007
– The Liberty Alliance Project has started developing technical specifications for how companies can protect sensitive personal data within their IT systems and securely share that data with other organizations.

Liberty Alliance opens its doors to public

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
– New membership structure will make it possible for individuals to join and for anyone to access mailing lists and special interest groups. With this inclusive approach, Liberty Alliance is removing barriers, which is likely to result in dramatic expansion.

Liberty Alliance opens up to the public

Monday, May 14, 2007
– The Liberty Alliance today announced changes to its global membership structure designed to make it more accessible.

3GSM review - Have you got your ID?

Saturday, March 24, 2007
– These potential pitfalls for the industry were also highlighted at [3GSM] in conversation with the Liberty Alliance, who’d just released a freely available report authored by the Telecompetition Group entitled’ Digital Identity Management – a critical link to service success’.

Identity management specs released for consumer devices

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
– A new batch of identity management specifications for consumer devices has been released by global identity management consortium the Liberty Alliance. The Advanced Client specifications are designed to allow enterprise users and consumers to manage identity information on devices such as cameras, handhelds, laptops, printers and televisions.

Liberty Alliance Publishes New Specs for Securing E-Commerce

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
– The Liberty Alliance released a new set of specifications aimed at protecting identity information transmitted by mobile devices during Web-based transactions.

Liberty Alliance lifts lid off Advanced Client

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
– The Liberty Alliance has unveiled its Advanced Client specifications designed to allow enterprises and consumers to manage identity information on devices such as cameras, handhelds, laptops, printers and televisions.

Liberty Alliance intros legal framework for ID management

Tuesday, March 06, 2007
– The Liberty Alliance today released a framework document designed to help organisations address the legal considerations involved in deploying federated identity management systems.

Liberty Alliance offers guide for identity roll-out

Tuesday, March 06, 2007
– The Liberty Alliance Project has published a document outlining the legal issues enterprises should consider when networking their Web applications and identity systems with those of other businesses. The primer on creating circles of trust raises awareness around issues such as privacy, technical terminology, indemnification and dispute resolution, the organization said.

An End to Multiple Identities?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
– If improving security and easing employee access are important, identity federation is the larger aim for many CIOs. Organizations traditionally have been hampered by the need to control access, noted Roger Sullivan, vice president of business development for Oracle Corp.'s ID management solutions. "I couldn't grow my business synergistically because I couldn't manage identities beyond my own organization's control," he said. "But now I can do that by entering into mutually beneficial relationships around identity just like other business relationships." Sullivan is also vice president of the management board of Liberty Alliance, a nonprofit group of corporations, government agencies and vendors working on open interoperability standards. "The major motivator for Liberty was to see that open standards prevailed," he said, "and that the field wasn't locked up by some vendor's proprietary standard, which is what Microsoft's Passport started to look like."