Liberty Alliance released the latest version of the Liberty Identity Assurance Framework (IAF). The IAF is a policy-based organizational framework being developed collaboratively within the Liberty Alliance Identity Assurance Expert Group and corresponding public special interest group to advance trusted identity federations based on standardized and certified identity assurance levels. The latest version of the IAF is based on recent input from over 40 representatives from the global financial services, government, telecom, healthcare, system integrator, and technology sectors and is available for additional review and comment.
Liberty Alliance formed the Identity Assurance Expert Group (IAEG) to foster adoption of identity trust services. Utilizing initial contributions from the e-Authentication Partnership (EAP) and the U.S. E-Authentication Federation, the IAEG's objective is to create a framework of baseline policies, business rules, and commercial terms against which identity trust services can be assessed and evaluated. The goal is to facilitate trusted identity federation to promote uniformity and interoperability amongst identity service providers.
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