More Momentum: OpenID Connect Adoption 1

In my last blog, I noted, “it’s time to build out the final elements of OpenID Connect and move to mobile.” We’ll soon announce the official working group with the GSMA focused on a OpenID Connect mobile profile. Foundation members, partners and independent developers continue to integrate OpenID Connect in robust and interoperable identity services [...]


Growing list of OpenID Connect libraries available

The list of publicly available OpenID Connect libraries is growing, with implementations available for numerous development platforms and environments, including Drupal, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby. See the Libraries page for a list of OpenID Connect libraries, as well as libraries implementing the related JSON Web Token (JWT) and JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE) [...]


Last Call on the Launch and the Move to Mobile

This is my first blog after a successful OpenID Connect launch in San Francisco, Barcelona and Japan on February 26th. The launch generated global buzz and coverage. Below are a few links to my previous posts highlighting statements of support and press coverage: Statements of Support Additional Statements of Support OpenID Connect Press Coverage Congratulations [...]


No Oscars, But OpenID Connect Launch Receives International Raves

This past Wednesday, February 26th, the OpenID Foundation, it’s members and the OpenID Connect Working Group successfully launched the OpenID Connect standard in the US, Europe and Japan. The launch generated press coverage at RSA in San Francisco and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This was made possible by you; our members, contributors. Thanks [...]


The OpenID Foundation Launches the OpenID Connect Standard 7

Providing Increased Security, Usability, and Privacy on the Internet RSA 2014 and Mobile World Congress- San Francisco, CA, and Barcelona, Spain – Feb. 26, 2014 – The OpenID Foundation announced today that its membership has ratified the OpenID Connect standard.  Organizations and businesses can now use OpenID Connect to develop secure, flexible, and interoperable identity [...]


A Great Day for Internet Identity

Passwords are a pain. Internet security is difficult. But getting consensus among competing vendors, independent developers, privacy advocates seemed impossible. But OpenID Connect is finally done. This internet identity layer is already helping websites, enterprises and mobile network operators identify people. OpenID Connect enables better privacy controls and stronger (and more user friendly) authentication. Application [...]


OpenID Connect FAQ Now Available

With the OpenID Connect specifications expected to be approved on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, a set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions has been published at http://openid.net/connect/faq/ to help answer questions people might have about OpenID Connect. OpenID Connect is an interoperable authentication protocol based on the OAuth 2.0 family of specifications. It uses straightforward [...]


OpenID Connect Launch: Statements of Support

Last week I blogged about how we are in the final stretch of launching OpenID Connect on Thursday, February 26, 2014 at RSA in San Francisco, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and in Tokyo with OpenID Foundation Japan. In that blog, I mentioned some of the industry leaders who have been and will be adopting [...]


Vote for Final OpenID Connect Specifications and Implementer’s Drafts is Open 1

The vote is closed.   Please vote now at https://openid.net/foundation/members/polls/80. The OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specifications as Final OpenID Specifications: OpenID Connect Core – 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 [...]


In the Final Stretch of Launching OpenID Connect 1

After 4 years of painstaking (and occasionally painful) collaboration among industry competitors, we are a few weeks away from launching OpenID Connect at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, in Tokyo via OpenID Foundation Japan and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the GSMA. This is an important milestone in the evolution of online identity [...]