Monthly Archives: February 2014

The OpenID Foundation Launches the OpenID Connect Standard 27

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 […]

A Great Day for Internet Identity 2

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 […]

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 to help answer questions people might have about OpenID Connect. OpenID Connect is an interoperable authentication protocol based on the OAuth 2.0 family […]

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

The vote is closed.   Please vote now at 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 […]

In the Final Stretch of Launching OpenID Connect 2

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 […]

Result of First Election for Corporate Member Board Seat

Beginning in 2014 and each year thereafter, Corporate Members of the OpenID Foundation will elect a member to represent them on the OIDF board. All corporate members were eligible to nominate themselves, second the nominations of others who self-nominate, and vote for candidates. It is rare that the OpenID Foundation […]

14 Day Notice of Vote for Final OpenID Connect Specifications and Implementer’s Drafts

The official voting period will be between Tuesday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 25, 2014, following the 60 day review of the specifications. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open a week before Tuesday, February 18 on Tuesday, February 11 for members who have completed their reviews by […]