OpenID Connect Implementer’s Drafts Approved 7

The OpenID membership has approved the following specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts in the vote held from February 7th to 15th, 2012:

• 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 discovered.
• Dynamic Registration – Defines how clients can dynamically register with OpenID Providers.
• Messages – Defines all the messages that are used in OpenID Connect. (These messages are used by the Standard binding.)
• Standard – Complete HTTP binding of the Messages, for both Relying Parties and OpenID Providers.
• Multiple Response Type Encoding – Registers OAuth 2.0 response_type values used by OpenID Connect.

The voting results were:

  • Approve (86 votes)
  • Disapprove (1 vote)
  • Abstain (2 votes)

Total Votes: 89 (out of 363 members = 25% > 20% quorum requirement)

An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification.

The specifications are posted at these locations:


A description of OpenID Connect can be found at

The working group page is


About Nat Sakimura

Chairman of the OpenID Foundation in 2011. Working on Digital Identity since 2000. Founder of OpenID Foundation Japan, and serving as a Community Board member of the OpenID Foundation since 2009. Co-author of OpenID PAPE, OpenID Connect etc.

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