Author Archives : Don Thibeau


OpenID Certification Adoption Continues – Well Done Symantec!   Recently updated !

Congratulations to the Symantec Identity team on the certification of it’s expanding OpenID Connect capabilities and their registration on the OIXnet registry.  This would not have been possible without the vision and pioneering leadership of Nico Popp and the sustained support of Open Identity Exchange Vice Chairman Paul Agbabian and Brian […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Workshop on Monday, October 24, 2016

OpenID Foundation Workshops provide insight and influence on important Internet identity standards. The workshop provides updates on the development of profiles of OpenID Connect as well as review progress on OpenID Connect Certification and an update on Relying Party certification.   We will introduce the FastFed (Fast Federation) while providing […]


Vote Early and Often!   Recently updated !

More often than not OpenID Foundation members vote with their feet. Members typically signal their interest in a topic or work group by participating on a spectrum from “leader to lurker” on a mailing list discussion or in a work group’s agenda setting. On important, rare occasions, real people have […]


New OpenID Foundation Board Leadership

Thanks to all who voted for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors.  George Fletcher of AOL will begin a new two year term as the community member representative. His continued leadership on the Executive Committee ensures continuity on important initiatives like OpenID Connect Certification and his deep technical expertise will […]


Registration Now Open for OpenID Foundation Workshop on Monday, April 25, 2016

OpenID Foundation Workshops provide insight and influence on important internet identity standards.  The workshop provides updates on the adoption of OpenID Connect across industry sectors. We’ll review progress on OpenID Connect Certification and gather feedback for planned Relying Party certification. Work Group Leaders will overview the MODRNA (Mobile Profile of […]


Leaders Lead

The inaugural meeting of the iGov Working Group took place on Wednesday, January 14th where three co-chairs were elected by acclamation. John Bradley of Ping Identity, Paul Grassi of the US NIST and Adam Cooper of the UK Cabinet Office Identity Assurance Program are the elected co-chairs. Acclamation may be […]


Building on What’s Built: OpenID Certification Momentum

At the OpenID Certification Launch in April 2015, 6 organizations had certified 8 OpenID Connect Provider implementations for 21 conformance profiles. Now, as you can see at http://openid.net/certification/, 14 organizations and individuals have certified 16 OpenID Connect Provider implementations for 48 conformance profiles. The OpenID Foundation has championed self-certification as […]


Certification Accomplishments and Next Steps

I’d like to take a moment and congratulate the OpenID Foundation members who made the successful OpenID Certification launch happen. By the numbers, six organizations were granted 21 certifications covering all five defined conformance profiles. See Mike Jones’ note Perspectives on the OpenID Connect Certification Launch for reflections on what […]


The OpenID Foundation Launches OpenID Connect Certification Program

Google, Microsoft, Ping Identity, ForgeRock, Nomura Research Institute, and PayPal OpenID Connect Deployments First to Self-Certify Conformance RSA Conference 2015, San Francisco, CA – April 22, 2015 – Today the OpenID® Foundation introduced OpenID Connect Certification – a program that enables organizations to certify that their OpenID Connect implementations conform […]