Yearly Archives: 2011

Review of Proposed OpenID Connect Implementer’s Drafts 1

The OpenID AB+Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts: Basic Client Profile – Simple self-contained specification for a web-based Relying Party.  (This spec contains a subset of the information in Messages and Standard.) Discovery – Defines how user and provider endpoints can be dynamically […]

Verizon, Building the Foundation for a Safe, Security Identity Ecosystem 1

Verizon announced today an important milestone in the Open Identity arena. Verizon announced that it is the first ever identity provider to achieve a Level 3 US Government certification in providing identity credentials and access management to relying parties. The importance of building a standardized framework that protects valuable personal […]

PayPal Access Uses OpenID 2.0 15

PayPal Access provides a way for users to log into your web site using interfaces based on the OpenID 2.0 protocol, an open specification produced by the OpenID community. More information View a video replay of a recent PayPal Access presentation

October is National Cybersecurity Month

October is National Cybersecurity month so a shout out goes to our colleagues at The National Cyber Security Alliance NCSA’s mission is to educate and therefore empower a digital society to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work, and school, protecting the technology individuals use, the networks they […]

Sony’s Weakest Link Hijack 8

Sony announced today that a large number of accounts were hijacked using an attack based on the fact that people reuse passwords across websites. These “weakest link hijackings” are an evolution of the phishing attacks that have become so well known over the last few years. These attacks are referred […]

OpenID Connect Specs Incorporating Developer Feedback 4

Since we posted in July about the availability of preliminary OpenID Connect specifications, developers have been building implementations and submitting feedback on the specs.  The specs have been revised to incorporate their feedback.  A new map of the specs is as follows: The biggest difference you’ll notice is that there is now only one […]

REMINDER – OpenID “Connect Tech” Summit – September 12-13, 2011 11

The OpenID Foundation is launching its third OpenID Summits for 2011. This event is co-sponsored by Microsoft and will be held at the Microsoft Research Campus in Mountain View.  The OpenID Foundation’s 2011 series of OpenID Summits focuses on use cases and topics of interest to key developers, executives and […]

Follow The (OpenID) Money 1

One of the topics discussed recently at Ping Identity’s OpenID Summit at its Cloud Identity Conference and again at last week’s Gartner Catalyst conference was a “consumerisation of the enterprise” . OpenID was at the center of those discussions as technology bulls and bears debated its value in both enterprise […]