Category Archives : Foundation


OpenID Foundation 2012 Community Board Member Election 2

This is to announce the 2012 election of OpenID Foundation community board members. The Foundation plays an important role in the evolution of Internet identity technologies. Those elected will help determine what role the OIDF should play in helping facilitate faster and broader adoption of open standard identity systems. Last […]


Review of Proposed OpenID Connect Implementer’s Drafts 1

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 can be dynamically […]


Verizon, Building the Foundation for a Safe, Security Identity Ecosystem 1

Verizon announced today an important milestone in the Open Identity arena. Verizon announced that it is the first ever identity provider to achieve a Level 3 US Government certification in providing identity credentials and access management to relying parties. The importance of building a standardized framework that protects valuable personal […]


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 […]


REMINDER – OpenID “Connect Tech” Summit – September 12-13, 2011 11

The OpenID Foundation is launching its third OpenID Summits for 2011. This event is co-sponsored by Microsoft and will be held at the Microsoft Research Campus in Mountain View.  The OpenID Foundation’s 2011 series of OpenID Summits focuses on use cases and topics of interest to key developers, executives and […]


Introducing the 2011 OpenID Community Board Representatives 2

Dear Members, Thank you for voting for those who will represent you at this pivotal time for OpenID. This is to introduce the newly elected community directors of the OpenID Foundation Board. In 2011 Brian Kissel and Allen Tom will be fulfilling the second year of their terms as community […]