Liberty Alliance to Release Technical

Liberty Alliance to Release Technical Specs: The Liberty Alliance, a Sun-backed group vying for a secure single sign-on system for Web services, is expected to release its long-awaited technical specifications for online “identity management” systems.

The system is competing against the formidable “Passport” sign-on system developed by Microsoft. Both the services will have considerable implications for media companies as these systems are the foundation upon which companies can build services that allow consumers to move easily among websites without having to repeatedly identify themselves with a new password.

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