Author Archives : Don Thibeau


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 […]


Industry Leaders Lead: Google Asks Developers to Migrate from OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect 1

In 2015, waves of disruption are coursing through the Internet identity ecosystem as standard development organizations, companies and governments look to bolster the security and privacy of the information they are charged with protecting. Implementing the latest open standards is one of the many practical steps identity providers and relying […]


The Name is the Thing: “The ARPU of Identity”

The name is the thing. The name of this Open Identity Exchange White Paper, the “ARPU of Identity”, is deliberate. ARPU, Average Revenue Per User, is one metric telcos use to measure success. By deliberately using a traditional lens that telcos use, this paper puts emerging Internet identity markets into a pragmatic perspective. The focus […]


Crossing the Chasm of Consumer Consent

This week Open Identity Exchange publishes a white paper on the “ARPU of Identity”.   The focus of the white paper is on how MNOs and telecommunications companies can monetize identity markets and thereby improve their average revenue per user, or ARPU.   Its author and highly regarded data scientist, Scott […]


General Availability of Microsoft OpenID Connect Identity Provider 1

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Azure Active Directory OpenID Connect Identity Provider.  It supports the discovery of provider information as well as session management (logout).  On this occasion, the OpenID Foundation wants to recognize Microsoft for its contributions to the development of the OpenID Connect specifications and congratulate them on […]


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 […]