Category Archives : News


Announcing the 2017 OpenID Foundation Individual Community Board Member Election

The OpenID Foundation plays an important role in the interoperability of Internet identity.  This is to announce the OpenID Foundation individual community board member 2017 election schedule.  Those elected will help determine the role the Foundation plays in facilitating the creation and adoption of open identity standards. Per our bylaws, […]


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Public Review Period for “Financial API – Part 1: Read Only API Security Profile” Started

OpenID Foundation’s Financial API (FAPI) Working Group has advised the foundation to start the public review period for consideration as an Implementer’s Draft for the specification: Financial API – Part 1: Read Only API Security Profile, draft 01 It is a specification that documents the security profiles of OAuth 2.0 and […]


Initial OpenID Connect Enhanced Authentication Profile (EAP) Specifications

The OpenID Enhanced Authentication Profile (EAP) working group charter states that: The purpose of this working group is to develop a security and privacy profile of the OpenID Connect specifications that enable users to authenticate to OpenID Providers using strong authentication specifications. The resulting profile will enable use of IETF […]


HEART Implementer’s Drafts Approved

The OpenID Foundation members have approved of the following specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts: Health Relationship Trust Profile for OAuth 2.0 Health Relationship Trust Profile for OpenID Connect 1.0 Health Relationship Trust Profile for User Managed Access 1.0 An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual […]


Announcing The OpenID Foundation Individual Community Board Member 2016 Election

The OpenID Foundation plays an important role in the interoperability of Internet identity. This is to announce the OpenID Foundation Individual community board member 2016 election schedule. Those elected will help determine the role the Foundation plays in facilitating the adoption of open identity standards. Per our bylaws, Individual community […]


Review of Proposed Implementer’s Drafts of HEART Specifications

The OpenID HEART Working Group recommends approval of the following specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts: Health Relationship Trust Profile for OAuth 2.0 Health Relationship Trust Profile for OpenID Connect 1.0 Health Relationship Trust Profile for User Managed Access 1.0 An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing […]


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 […]


Announcing the OIDF iGov Working Group

A recent US NIST announcement describes the newly formed OIDF International Government Assurance Profile (iGov) Working Group which is an international public and private sector collaboration that will develop an interoperable profile of OpenID Connect to allow users to authenticate and share consented attribute information in a consistent and user-centric […]


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 […]


Foundation Activity and Progress Report September 2015

I spoke last week at the European Identity Management Conference in Amsterdam and this week in Florida at the Global Identity Summit, in both venues the adoption and interest in the evolution of OpenID Connect was clearly evident and important. In a panel I chaired, OpenID Foundation member GSMA referenced the important role OpenID Connect plays […]