OpenID Connect


Notice of Vote for Implementer’s Draft of OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect Migration Specification

The official voting period will be between Friday, October 31 and Friday, November 7, 2014, following the 45 day review of the specification. For the convenience of members, voting will actually open a week before Friday, October 31 on Friday, October 24 for members who have completed their reviews by […]


General Availability of Microsoft OpenID Connect Identity Provider 1

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Azure Active Directory OpenID Connect Identity Provider.  It supports the discovery of provider information as well as session management (logout).  On this occasion, the OpenID Foundation wants to recognize Microsoft for its contributions to the development of the OpenID Connect specifications and congratulate them on […]


Review of Proposed Errata to OpenID Connect Specifications

The OpenID Connect Working Group recommends the approval of Errata to the following specifications: OpenID Connect Core 1.0 – 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 1.0 – Defines how […]


Review of Proposed Implementer’s Draft of OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect Migration Specification

The OpenID Connect Working Group recommends approval of the following specification as an OpenID Implementer’s Draft: OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect Migration 1.0 – Defines how to migrate from OpenID 2.0 to OpenID Connect An Implementer’s Draft is a stable version of a specification providing intellectual property protections to implementers […]


Growing list of OpenID Connect libraries available 4

The list of publicly available OpenID Connect libraries is growing, with implementations available for numerous development platforms and environments, including Drupal, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby. See the Libraries page for a list of OpenID Connect libraries, as well as libraries implementing the related JSON Web Token (JWT) and JSON […]


Last Call on the Launch and the Move to Mobile

This is my first blog after a successful OpenID Connect launch in San Francisco, Barcelona and Japan on February 26th. The launch generated global buzz and coverage. Below are a few links to my previous posts highlighting statements of support and press coverage: Statements of Support Additional Statements of Support […]


The OpenID Foundation Launches the OpenID Connect Standard 27

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 […]


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 […]