The Liberty Alliance next week will announce two new draft specifications and for the first time turn over a portion of its work to a standards group providing the first evidence that efforts to create a standards-based identity management framework may be fragmenting.
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After more than a year spent crafting a specification, the Liberty Alliance Project now has some of the largest end-user companies in the US testing it to see if Liberty can deliver on the promise of a federated identity management system.
The single sign-on authentication technology under development by the Liberty Alliance Project could be bound by intellectual property restraints, despite a pledge from project founders who have said the technology will be open and royalty free.
Unified user identity system is "very useful and beneficial" - analyst
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