Category Archives : Specs


No Oscars, But OpenID Connect Launch Receives International Raves

This past Wednesday, February 26th, the OpenID Foundation, it’s members and the OpenID Connect Working Group successfully launched the OpenID Connect standard in the US, Europe and Japan. The launch generated press coverage at RSA in San Francisco and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This was made possible by you; our members, contributors. Thanks [...]


The OpenID Foundation Launches the OpenID Connect Standard 23

Providing Increased Security, Usability, and Privacy on the Internet RSA 2014 and Mobile World Congress- San Francisco, CA, and Barcelona, Spain – Feb. 26, 2014 – The OpenID Foundation announced today that its membership has ratified the OpenID Connect standard.  Organizations and businesses can now use OpenID Connect to develop secure, flexible, and interoperable identity [...]


A Great Day for Internet Identity 2

Passwords are a pain. Internet security is difficult. But getting consensus among competing vendors, independent developers, privacy advocates seemed impossible. But OpenID Connect is finally done. This internet identity layer is already helping websites, enterprises and mobile network operators identify people. OpenID Connect enables better privacy controls and stronger (and more user friendly) authentication. Application [...]


OpenID Connect FAQ Now Available

With the OpenID Connect specifications expected to be approved on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, a set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions has been published at http://openid.net/connect/faq/ to help answer questions people might have about OpenID Connect. OpenID Connect is an interoperable authentication protocol based on the OAuth 2.0 family of specifications. It uses straightforward [...]


Vote for Final OpenID Connect Specifications and Implementer’s Drafts is Open 1

The vote is closed.   Please vote now at https://openid.net/foundation/members/polls/80. The OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specifications as Final OpenID Specifications: OpenID Connect Core – Defines the core OpenID Connect functionality: authentication built on top of OAuth 2.0 and the use of Claims to communicate information about the End-User. OpenID Connect [...]


14 Day Notice of Vote for Final OpenID Connect Specifications and Implementer’s Drafts

The official voting period will be between Tuesday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 25, 2014, following the 60 day review of the specifications. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open a week before Tuesday, February 18 on Tuesday, February 11 for members who have completed their reviews by then, with the voting period [...]


Review of Proposed Final OpenID Connect Specifications and Implementer’s Drafts

The OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specifications as Final OpenID Specifications: OpenID Connect Core – Defines the core OpenID Connect functionality: authentication built on top of OAuth 2.0 and the use of Claims to communicate information about the End-User. OpenID Connect Discovery – Defines how Relying Parties dynamically discover information about [...]


Second OpenID Connect Implementer’s Drafts Approved 5

The OpenID membership has approved the following specifications as OpenID Implementer’s Drafts in the vote held from July 23 and July 30, 2013: Basic Client Profile – Simple, self-contained profile for a Web-based Relying Parties using the OAuth code flow. Implicit Client Profile – Simple, self-contained profile for a Web-based Relying Parties using the OAuth [...]