The Liberty Alliance

In today's information economy, trust is the necessary foundation for secure interoperability, and central to the successful realization of what's possible on the Web. From the user perspective as well as that of the deploying organization, it’s an issue of who is trusted with what….and that requires policy, business and technology understanding and infrastructure. Thus the Liberty Alliance emerged: a first-of-its-kind standards organization with a global membership that provides a holistic approach to identity.

“In health care, an individual could use People Service to designate the people entitled to view medical records. Users could mark a specific doctor as a friend in their social networks.”
— Government Health IT, Feb. 19, 2007 , Sampo Kellomaki
Featured Event
Liberty Alliance Identity Assurance pre-conference workshop at DIDW
Sep 8, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Increasing regulatory pressures across the globe—recognized cost and time savings associated with federation—demand for privacy and less use of personally identifiable information (PII)—increased business potential from federated identity solutions: these are but a few of the marketplace drivers causing organizations to evaluate their identity management strategies. The opportunity—and the returns—are well-recognized and documented by early deployers who recognize federation as a brilliant technical key that unlocks a myriad of business opportunities. But more business opportunities lay beyond the wall of the enterprise—with true value unlocked and realized when single federations federate with others, transactions occur across corporate/organizational boundaries, and organizations realize the same benefits from a policy basis as federated standards have delivered on the technical front. But how do we get from the dream to the reality?