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CNET News: Sun Releases Liberty Alliance Tool

Sep 20, 2002, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems on Wednesday unveiled a new open-source software development tool designed to help businesses start testing and building online identification systems using the new Liberty Alliance standard.

"Sun executives say the Java-based tool is the first open-source implementation of the Liberty Alliance standard and a prototype of Sun's forthcoming server software, called Identity Server 6.0, which will manage computer user's access and authentication.

"The Liberty Alliance Project is an effort to establish a universal online authentication system that serves as an alternative to Microsoft's proprietary Passport online ID system. Both efforts have the same goal: let people surf the Web without having to constantly re-enter passwords, names and other data at different sites..."

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