Author Archives : Nat Sakimura


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. http://nat.sakimura.org/


Vote for OpenID Connect Implementer’s Drafts is open 2

Link: https://openid.net/foundation/members/polls/62 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 […]


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 […]


NTT docomo is now an OpenID Provider 44

The largest mobile operator in Japan, NTT docomo, which covers approximately 50% of Japanese population, started offering OpenID authentication on March 9. Every docomo user has an identifier called i-modeID. Using this, users can single sign-on to mobile sites using docomo handsets, making one-click payment and other authenticated actions. These […]