A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Liberty Alliance Project (RFC3622)
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-20
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace that will identify various objects within the Liberty Architecture for federated network identity.
Network Working Group M.
Request for Comments: 3622 VeriSign, Inc.
Category: Informational February 2004
A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for
the Liberty Alliance Project
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describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace that
will identify various objects within the Liberty Architecture for
federated network identity.
Architecture seeks to provide federated network identity
in such a way that enhances security, privacy and trust; thus
creating a networked world across which individuals and businesses
can engage in virtually any transaction without compromising the
privacy and security of vital identity information.
component of this architecture is its use of XML ,
and specifically, XML Schema  and Namespaces . These
components require identifiers that will live far beyond the lifetime
of the organization that produced them. As such, a URN namespace for
those components that adheres to the assumptions and policies of the
Liberty specification is required.
This namespace specification is for a formal namespace.
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RFC 3622 The Liberty URN Namespace February 2004
2. Specification Template
Registration Version Number: 1
Registration Date: 2003-04-01
Declared registrant of the namespace:
Liberty Alliance Project
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA
Declaration of structure:
Specific Strings (NSS) of all URNs assigned by
Liberty will conform to the syntax defined in section 2.2 of RFC
2141 . In addition, all Liberty URN NSSs will consist of a
left-to-right series of tokens delimited by colons. The left-to-
right sequence of colon-delimited tokens corresponds to descending
nodes in a tree. To the right of the lowest naming authority node
there may be zero, one or more levels of hierarchical (although
not in the RFC 2396  sense of 'hierarchy') naming n...