Project Concordia Announces Workshop

Concordia Project tackles energy, government and higher education use cases and interoperability scenarios at DIDW 2007

September 7, 2007

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Concordia Project, a global cross-industry initiative formed by members of the identity community to drive harmonization and interoperability among identity initiatives and protocols, today announced a public workshop taking place at Digital ID World 2007 in San Francisco on September 26. This interactive session will feature multi-protocol use cases with Chevron, the InCommon Federation and the State Services Commission of the New Zealand Government presenting scenarios involving Liberty Alliance, Microsoft and OpenID identity specifications.

The September 26 meeting will run from 12:00 to 5:00pm and focus on prioritizing next steps for interoperability based on use cases submitted to Concordia to date. Participants will include Liberty Alliance members from HP, Internet2, Oracle and Sun Microsystems, Windows CardSpace representation from Microsoft and OpenID representation from Six Apart, VeriSign and other community members. Everyone in the identity community is encouraged to attend Concordia meetings. The agenda for the DIDW event is available on the Concordia wiki at

The DIDW event is the fourth face-to-face meeting since Concordia was launched in February at RSA 2007. The first meeting was held in Brussels in April at the IOS event jointly produced by the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) and Liberty Alliance, followed by a second meeting in May at the IIW. The third meeting took place in June at Catalyst 2007 where AOL, Boeing, General Motors, the Government of British Columbia and the US GSA presented use cases to a panel of Liberty Alliance, Microsoft and OpenID identity experts.

"The Concordia Project is the only independent identity forum devoted to driving the harmonization of identity specifications based on a philosophy of ‘use cases’ first," said Jim Heaton, Global Director, GM Identity Management. “With global momentum for interoperability of identity protocols continuing to build, Concordia engagements are important for speeding the development of a ubiquitous, interoperable and privacy-respecting Internet Identity layer.”

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