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Liberty Alliance reveals architecture plans

The Liberty Alliance Project released details outlining its federated identity-management architecture Tuesday, in a move that it said would help companies resolve technical issues encountered when building the foundation for Web services. “The architecture outlines where we are going and explains our long-term technical vision,” said Michael Barrett, president of the Liberty Alliance Management Board and vice president of Internet technology strategy at American Express. The alliance, formed in 2001, represents a consortium of companies and organizations aimed at developing open standards for identity management and identity-based services on the Web. Members include technology titans such as Sun, which spearheaded the project, as well as America Cisco. Full Story

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