Liberty Alliance Launches Global Web Services Deployment Program

First interactive workshop takes place in San Francisco on June 12 with additional events scheduled in Hong Kong, Japan, Paris and Vancouver

Liberty Alliance Project – San Francisco, – May 23, 2006 –The Liberty Alliance Project, the global consortium developing open standards for federated identity, interoperable strong authentication and identity-enabled Web services, today announced its global Web services deployment program, a series of interactive workshops for developers and implementers of identity-enabled Web services. Designed to help organizations address the technical and business aspects of Web services, the first workshop will take place on June 12 from 8:30am – 1:00pm at the San Francisco Hilton and will feature Liberty members from Intel, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Neustar. Anyone interested in identity-enabled Web services is invited to attend this free event.

The San Francisco workshop will include case studies and overviews that profile how Liberty’s open identity specifications for Web services allow businesses to offer new functionality to their partners and customers, ease existing relationships between disparate computing systems, and provide common interfaces to systems spanning geographical locations and business functions. Individuals interested in attending the San Francisco event can register at The next round of workshops are being planned to include interactive elements that will allow developers to leave the event with Web services code “in hand.”

“Liberty deployment workshops are about providing developers and organizations with tools and resources for implementing successful identity-enabled Web services,” said George Goodman, president of the Liberty Alliance management board and director, Platform Capabilities Lab at Intel. “With Liberty Web Services deployed by organizations that include American Express, AOL and Nokia, the workshops will showcase how Liberty’s open identity specifications are delivering real business value today.”

About the Liberty Alliance Project
The Liberty Alliance Project is a global alliance of companies, non-profit and government organizations developing open standards for federated network identity, interoperable strong authentication and Web services. Liberty Federation, which consists of ID-FF 1.1, 1.2 and SAML 2.0 specifications, and Liberty Web Services, which consists of ID-WSF 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0, provide consumers and organizations with a more convenient, privacy respecting and secure way to control online identity information. A list of organizations deploying Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services is available at Membership in Liberty Alliance is open to all commercial and non-commercial organizations. A full list of members, as well as information about how to become a member, is available at


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