The IDDY Award (IDentity Deployment of the Year) recognizes identity-based applications built using Liberty Federation (including SAML 2.0), Liberty Web Services, Liberty People Service and Liberty Advanced Client specifications.

IDDY Award winners are some of the organizations driving over one billion Liberty-enabled identities and devices in the marketplace today.

2008 IDDY Award Winners

Aetna – Liberty Alliance Digital Identity Management Case Study Released – Aetna received a 2008 IDDY Deployment Award for an externally hosted online provider portal used for linking healthcare providers with health plans. Working with NaviMedix, the portal includes a variety of tools including transactions and content hosted by Aetna with interfaces to third-party Internet Application Service Providers and Content Service Providers. The deployment was launched in the US in December 2007 and is currently utilized by healthcare providers in all 50 states.

Citi – Liberty Alliance Digital Identity Management Case Study Released – Citi’s Global Transaction Services received a 2008 IDDY Deployment Award for providing managed identity services that help institutional clients utilize digital credentials and signature technologies in a comprehensive and legally binding manner. Citi is both a Credential Service Provider and a Relying Party as defined in the Liberty Identity Assurance Framework (IAF). As a trusted financial services provider to the world’s top corporations and governments in more than 100 countries, Citi is addressing identity challenges in establishing trust in B2B and B2G identity-enabled transactions by coupling rigorous internal processes with proven identity management technologies.

Deutsche Telekom AG – Liberty Alliance Digital Identity Management Case Study Released – Deutsche Telekom AG received a 2008 Multi-Protocol IDDY Award for its identity application designed to lower implementation barriers when it comes to the delivery of Online/IP-based services to consumers. Initially launched in 2002 and winner of the 2006 IDDY Award, the application has been steadily enhanced to offer multi-protocol capabilities for service provider interfaces as well as for authentication methods and automatic user identification. The application serves the requirements of the mass market for Online/IP-based consumer applications by providing fundamental functionalities such as Single Login, Automatic identification, Single Sign On and Single Logout.

UNINETT – Liberty Alliance Digital Identity Management Case Study Released – UNINETT received a 2008 Emerging Application IDDY Award for SimpleSAMLphp, an open source lightweight implementation of several federation protocols written in PHP. Free to download and available in 15 languages, simpleSAMLphp is a platform for quick implementation of emerging standards or identity-enabled proof-of concept (POC) applications. The software implements Web SSO, and can be applied in any deployment where users need to be authenticated to a World Wide Web Service.

Past winners include:

  • eBIZ.mobility (2007), providing unique digital content payment processing, called OneTouch Online Purchasing™, for banks, telecom service providers and digital content providers that is suited to the “open garden” model of consumer Internet browsing.
  • New Zealand Government (2007), developing a user centric framework to better utilize the Internet to meet strategic eGovernment transformation goals, enabling every citizen and participating organization to use the authoritative data held about them online and in real-time, rather than having to repeatedly submit the same information across government systems.
  • NTT Labs (2007), featuring SASSO, a personal Identity Provider that enables users to single-sign-on to a PC and leverage the strong authentication capabilities of the mobile phone to conduct a wide range of secure identity-based transactions.
  • Rearden Commerce (2007), with the Rearden Personal Assistant, delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) to more than half a million employees in six hundred companies, and which leverages federation technology to help users find and purchase the services they need based on their preferences and company policies.
  • Deutsche Telekom AG (TCom, Business Unit T-Online) (2006), deploying Liberty Federation reaching nearly 12 million customers in Germany.
  • EduTech (2006), deploying Liberty Federation within New York State educational agencies.
  • The UK Government Authentication Gateway (2006), which provides eGovernment services to nearly 8 million citizens.


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