Registration is Now Open for the OIDF Workshop on April 6, 2015

Registration is now open for the OpenID Foundation Workshop on April 6 (the Monday before IIW) from 12:00 – 5:00 PM at Aol offices in Palo Alto, CA. This OpenID Foundation Workshop will provide early insight and influence on important new online identity standards like OpenID Connect. We will provide a hands-on tutorial on the [...]

2015 Election for the OpenID Foundation Individual Board Representatives

The OpenID Foundation plays an important role in the evolution of Internet identity technologies. The OpenID Foundation Individual community board member election 2015 is now underway. Those elected will help determine the role OIDF will play in facilitating faster and broader adoption of open identity standards and profiles such as OpenID Connect, Account Chooser, the [...]

Errata to OpenID Connect Specifications Approved 1

Errata to the following specifications have been approved by a vote of the OpenID Foundation members: OpenID Connect Core 1.0 – Defines the core OpenID Connect functionality: authentication built on top of OAuth 2.0 and the use of Claims to communicate information about the End-User OpenID Connect Discovery 1.0 – Defines how Relying Parties dynamically [...]

Implementer’s Draft of OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect Migration Specification Approved

The following specification has been approved as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft by a vote of the OpenID Foundation members: OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect Migration 1.0 – Defines how to migrate from OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the [...]

Notice of Vote for Errata to OpenID Connect Specifications 3

The official voting period will be between Friday, October 31 and Friday, November 7, 2014, following the 45 day review of the specifications. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open a week before Friday, October 31 on Friday, October 24 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with the voting period [...]

The Name is the Thing: “The ARPU of Identity”

The name is the thing. The name of this Open Identity Exchange White Paper, the “ARPU of Identity”, is deliberate. ARPU, Average Revenue Per User, is one metric telcos use to measure success. By deliberately using a traditional lens that telcos use, this paper puts emerging Internet identity markets into a pragmatic perspective. The focus of the white paper is [...]

Crossing the Chasm of Consumer Consent

This week Open Identity Exchange publishes a white paper on the “ARPU of Identity”.   The focus of the white paper is on how MNOs and telecommunications companies can monetize identity markets and thereby improve their average revenue per user, or ARPU.   Its author and highly regarded data scientist, Scott Rice, makes a point that [...]

Crossing the Chasm In Mobile Identity: OpenID Foundation’s Mobile Profile Working Group

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) worldwide are in various stages of “crossing the chasm” in the Internet identity markets. As Geoffrey A. Moore noted in his seminal work, the most difficult step is making the transition between early adopters and pragmatists. The chasm crossing Moore refers to points to the bandwagon effect and the role standards [...]