Category Archives : News


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Introducing RISC: Working together to protect users

According to a recent Gallup poll, more people are worried about their online accounts being hacked than having their home broken into.With more and more of our digital lives accessible online, attackers are redoubling efforts to steal our personal information, and increasingly exploiting the interconnectedness of web services and apps […]


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 […]


Final OAuth 2.0 Form Post Response Mode Specification Approved

The OAuth 2.0 Form Post Response Mode specification has been approved as a Final Specification by a vote of the OpenID Foundation members. A Final Specification provides intellectual property protections to implementers of the specification and is not subject to further revision. This specification defines how to return OAuth 2.0 […]