Category Archives : Certification


Guest Blog: OpenID Connect Relying Party Certification for mod_auth_openidc   Recently updated !

A Note from the Executive Director  Hans Zandbelt’s blog reflects the kind of initiative that makes the OpenID Foundation a valuable resource for its members and the community at large. The OpenID Foundation Certification Program aims to promote interoperability among implementations. With over 100 certifications to date, self certification has proven […]


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 […]


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 […]


OpenID Connect’s Real Estate Identity

One of the sure signs of adoption momentum is when other standards organizations, particularly those not typically involved in online identity, implement OpenID Connect and leverage self certification throughout their networks. A new member, Cal Heldenbrand shared the context for a new deployment and the value of self certification in […]


The Path Forward for Self-Certification

The increasing adoption of OpenID Connect deployments has required the OpenID Foundation to develop new certification models that support the practical business, legal and technical realities of today’s Internet scale deployments. Throughout 2015, the pilot phase of OpenID Connect self-certification has been testing the efficiencies, cost effectiveness and trustworthiness of […]


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 […]