Liberty Alliance Announces ‘SOA: Protecting the Architecture by Leveraging Standards’ Webcast

July 18th event highlights the role of identity management in building and deploying secure SOAs

Liberty Alliance – July 9, 2007 — Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide, today announced the webcast, ‘SOA, Protecting the Architecture by Leveraging Standards.’ This public event will take place on Wednesday, July 18, from 8:00-9:00am US PT, and will focus on the business challenges involved in protecting SOAs and a potential solution based on injecting identity into all of the layers of the architecture to enable single-sign-on (SSO) and enforcement of policy across the deployment.

The presentation will be hosted by Suneet Shah, CTO of Diamelle Technologies and member of the Liberty Alliance Technology Expert Group. Shah will examine standards such as SAML 2.0, ID-WSF, WS-Trust and WS-Security, and how they are leveraged in this solution to enable security and translation of tokens in a heterogeneous deployment environment where both standards-based and proprietary implementations may exist.

”While many SOA solutions are focused on protecting only Web services, there is an equally prominent pain-point around the ability to protect the architecture as a whole,” said Shah. “The July 18 webcast will investigate the need to enforce policies around non-web services and demonstrate the role identity plays in securing the overall SOA architecture.”

The webcast will explore the future of federated authorization where deployers can leverage XACML and SAML 2.0 as well as commercial applications that are identity aware and pluggable into existing identity infrastructures to provide better security protection across SOA deployments. Registration is available at

About Liberty Alliance

Liberty Alliance is the only global identity organization with a membership base that includes technology vendors, consumer service providers and educational and government organizations working together to build a more trusted Internet by addressing the technology, business and privacy aspects of digital identity management. The Liberty Management Board consists of representatives from AOL, Ericsson, Fidelity Investments, France Telecom, HP, Intel, Novell, NTT, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems. Liberty works with identity organizations worldwide to ensure all voices are included in the global identity discussion and regularly holds and participates in public events designed to advance the harmonization and interoperability of CardSpace, Liberty Federation, Liberty Web Services, OpenID, SAML 2.0, WS-Federation and WS-* specifications. More information about Liberty Alliance is available at


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