Liberty Alliance Project


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Liberty Alliance Project

An initiative from Sun for the development of a single sign-on and digital wallet system. Liberty was created as an open standards alternative to Microsoft's Passport system. For more information, visit www.projectliberty.org. See Windows Live ID.
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The Liberty Alliance Project is an alliance of more than 150 companies, non-profit and government organizations from around the globe.
The partners have invited other companies to join the Liberty Alliance Project, including Microsoft which offers a competing authentication system called Passport.
The Liberty Alliance Project announced yesterday it would develop a set of identity interface specifications (ID-SIS) that build on earlier work, linking end-users' personal identities through web services.
Microsoft Corp's security difficulties with Passport will not deter customers from using identity systems to access online services, according to the Liberty Alliance Project. Liberty president Michael Barrett told ComputerWire consumers do not regard the internet as unsafe.
The Liberty Alliance Project is a consortium formed to develop open standards for federated network identity management and identity-based services.
The Liberty Alliance Project (http://www.projectliberty.org), a consortium of technology firms, credit card providers, and merchants, has released the initial specifications for its "federated" scheme to simplify transactions among consumers and vendors.
Federated, cross-platform security is included through use of SAML, adopted by Microsoft and used in Liberty Alliance Project's work.
Thirty-three major companies have announced the formation of the code-named Liberty Alliance Project, a collaboration between some of the world's largest businesses and industries.
Use of various WS- specifications, jointly authored by IBM Corp and Microsoft Corp, and Liberty Alliance Project specifications for single sign-in are also in Oracle's plans.