Liberty Alliance proposes Web security standards

Monday, 15 July 2002, 12:25 PM EST

Liberty Alliance Project members have discussed submission of their specifications to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

A Liberty spokesperson told Computerwire on Friday a decision has not been reached but more information would be provided at a later date.

Liberty is expected to unveil the hotly anticipated XML-based specifications at a press event today in San Francisco, California. The specifications will provide federated, single sign-in to web services so users do not require multiple passwords.

Submission to OASIS would help further ease months of standoff and tension between Liberty co-founder Sun and IBM and Microsoft Corp.

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